At 7:03 pm -0500 5/11/98, fortytwo wrote: >Raymond A. Brown wrote: >> [Volap"k] was still >> attracting people well into the 1060s and beyond. > >It was used in the 11th century? ;-) Yep - and was killed off by AngloNorman ;-) OOPS - Volapu"k is often considered the oldest conIAl to actually get eyond the drawing board; but it's not quite _that_ old. one of those typo-bugs must've crept in. I meant, of course, 1960s. But Volapu"k was not, indeed, the first. Sudre's SolReSol was published in 1817 and got quite a following for some considerable part of the 19th century. Over in the New World, Ro was also about in the 19th cent. IIRC - but did it ever get much used except by its inventor & his wife? This is not meant to be a put down for Ro - I'm genuinely curious to know.=DF Ray.