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Volapuk (was: General Question)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 5:25
At 10:12 am +0200 26/3/01, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>: >> >> No! I thought I'd never hear another living soul speak (or, in this >> case, >> write) that word ever again! Are there still books on the language? > >Books on the language may be difficult to find,
Tho I understand they exist.
>but there are still resources >about the language on the Internet (most of it in Esperanto! :) ).
But, thankfully, not all. I don't have URLs handy, but a half-decent search engine should find non-Esperanto URLs relating to Volapük. [snip]
> >About Volapük, I remember seeing a report about the last two members of the >British Society of Volapük, or something like that (I cannot remember the >exact >name of the association). They were meeting to celebrate the birthday of the >creator of Volapük (what's his name again?).
Johann Martin Schleyer, a German priest, 1880. [snip]
>mine found in a crosswords game the name Esperanto under the definition >"langue >ancienne": old language :)))) ), I wonder how serious the report was...
But 1887 is quite a while ago - only 7 years after Volapük! Certainly, compared with Occidental (1922), Novial (1928), Interlingua [both Peano's (1927) and the IALA (1951) versions], Interglossa (1943), Frater (1957), Babm (1962), Glosa (1983) etc. etc., it is an old language.
>> Are >> there actually people who speak it? I could've sworn all the >> Esperantists >> would've gotten to them and "resolved" them by now. Oh, how the world >> works... >> > >:)) Good that they didn't, though I think many of them would like to do it.
I agree on both points.
>Prejudice, prejudice...
I suspect 'experience, experience...' might be more correct - if your experience of 'talpoj' is similar to mine. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================


Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>