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How do you pronounce Volapu"k anyway?  Genuinely curious.  I try,
and it comes out Vola puke.   <G>

Sally
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Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
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> > Date:         Mon, 1 Nov 1999 06:45:09 -0500
> > From: Jay Bowks <[log in to unmask]>
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> > Definitely false statement of fact! Esperanto was not the earliest
> > wasn't even close... of the constructed languages for international
> > use there were many many, incredibly many, years, decades even
> > centuries before Esperanto came on the scene. Volapuk was an
> > earlier quite successful in it's day auxlang. Why it's validity
> > as an auxlang should be questioned? I dunno... but I do know that
> > there are newer auxlang projects that have come on the scene
> > that showed a strong following, Ido of course, Latino sine Flexione
> > Interlingue Occidental and Novial, and Interlingua de IALA, etc.
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> In fact, wasn't Volap=FCk the first auxlang that actually got a large
> enough international following to be noticed? (In Europe, of course,
> this was the 1880's). In Danish, volapyk still means unintelligible
> language.
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> Anyway, if any auxlangs go on the shirt at all, I think Volap=FCk and
> Esperanto would be good candidates simply because they had/have large
> followings, and were the first such of their 'kinds' of auxlang. Add a
> nice popular Romance-clone, and perhaps the original Novial (2.ed)
> just to have some variation, because it has some Germanic vocabulary
> too.
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> Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <[log in to unmask]> (Humour NOT m=
arked)

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