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Re: CHAT: General Question

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, March 26, 2001, 8:12
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, but there are still resources about the language on the Internet (most of it in Esperanto! :) ). I used to have an URL of a Volapük grammar handy, but I lost it when my administrator accidently deleted my computer account (good that I had a copy of it. Bad that it wasn't complete though :( ). It shouldn't be too difficult to find through any good websearcher though :) (you really can find anything on Internet! Even about my current field of study, which is still quite new and a little confidential, I found a whole book about it on Internet!) 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?). Together, I think they totalised more than 180 years :)) . Well, remembering the tone of the program and the usual opinion of people about international languages (an Esperantist friend of mine found in a crosswords game the name Esperanto under the definition "langue ancienne": old language :)))) ), I wonder how serious the report was...
> 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. Prejudice, prejudice... Christophe.


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Volapuk (was: General Question)