Volapük (constructed language)
From Kook Science
Volapük (portmanteau: vola, "of the world" + pük, "language"; hence "language of the world") is a constructed language, originally devised between 1879 and 1880 by Fr. Johann Martin Schleyer, a German Catholic priest who was inspired by a dream in which God had told him to create an international language.
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- Sprague, Charles Ezra (1888), Hand-Book of Volapük, New York: The Office Company; London: Trübner & Co; Chicago: S. R. Winchell & Co., https://archive.org/details/handbookofvolap00sprauoft
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