16 thoughts on “From the Annals of Divinely Inspired Languages: Volapük

  1. If Tolkien became famous for inventing Elvish, why shouldn’t we celebrate the creator of Volapük? And it seems much more original than Esperanto, which always reminds of the way that retarded monk Salvatore is talking in The Name of the Rose.

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  2. If Tolkien became famous for inventing Elvish, why shouldn’t we celebrate the creator of Volapük? And it seems much more original than Esperanto, which always reminds of the way that retarded monk Salvatore is talking in The Name of the Rose.

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  3. Esperanto continues to thrive and Volapuk is almost forgotten because of the superiority of the former.

    There are a lot of Esperanto books for sale on eBay, by ther way.

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  4. Esperanto continues to thrive and Volapuk is almost forgotten because of the superiority of the former.

    There are a lot of Esperanto books for sale on eBay, by ther way.

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  5. Yesterday Perlentaucher quoted a nice article about Volapük from publicdomainreview.org:

    “‘A language without umlauts,’ he [Schleyer] wrote, ‘sounds monotonous, harsh, and boring.'”
    In den USA kam das nicht so gut an:
    “Much fun was had at the expense of Volapük on account of those umlauts in local papers such as the Milkaukee Sentinel:
    ‘A charming young student of Grük
    Once tried to acquire Volapük
    But it sounded so bad
    That her friends called her mad,
    And she quit it in less than a wük.'”

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  6. Yesterday Perlentaucher quoted a nice article about Volapük from publicdomainreview.org:

    “‘A language without umlauts,’ he [Schleyer] wrote, ‘sounds monotonous, harsh, and boring.'”
    In den USA kam das nicht so gut an:
    “Much fun was had at the expense of Volapük on account of those umlauts in local papers such as the Milkaukee Sentinel:
    ‘A charming young student of Grük
    Once tried to acquire Volapük
    But it sounded so bad
    That her friends called her mad,
    And she quit it in less than a wük.'”

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