https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

Would anyone be interested in a Volapük course?

Would anyone be interested in a Volapük course? I might make one, after I get to a fluent level in it. But I'd like to know what people think, considering the fact that there are already so many artificial languages on Duolingo.

July 3, 2015

39 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

Personally I don't see much value to it, it isn't as easy as Esperanto, as logical as Lojban or as famous as Klingon.

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

Volapük is actually just as easy as Esperanto (having learned both), it's just that Volapük has less resources.

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SlonecznikMaiky

There's the problem: less resources!

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/._.Polyglot._.

I think any course would be great on Duolingo and yes I think you should make a course for the Volapük language

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

Thanks :)

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pullearner

Yes I would very much like one I have some friends that know it

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/._.Polyglot._.

Your Welcome'

July 3, 2015

[deactivated user]

    What about his welcome?

    May 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

    I would be very interested.

    January 22, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deathlinger

    Could you enlighten me on what Volapuk is? I've never heard of it before :)

    July 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPW42

    It was the first popular auxlang in the world. It was created by German priest Johann Schleyer. Volapuk is infamous for being so strange to an English tongue with all of its umlauts (Schleyer insisted, but insisted, that umlauts make any language better), multiple cases, etc. The phrase 'friends are useful' translates into 'flens binons gebovik'.

    Schleyer avoided the R, to help with the Asiatic.

    November 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatrinaTheLamia

    That is the best tag line I've ever heard for anything "umlauts make any language better"

    I'm sold... and want to find out about what all there are for Volapuk Heavy Metal bands. As that umlaut thing would suggest it could make for a Metal subgenre.

    January 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyEvilSlosh

    A popular-prior-to-Esperanto attempt at an IAL. See wikipedia's entry on it.

    July 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

    Volapük is a conlang that was pretty popular before Esperanto came along. HappyEvilSlosh pretty much said it all.

    July 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashtonation

    Volapük is an international language created so that we could all speak the same language but it didn't work out.

    April 22, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Benderbee

    (cough) Esperanto (cough)

    April 23, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

    Hum. My first reaction was no, but on reading your comment that it's as easy as Esperanto I might be interested. I find the whole concept on Conlangs interesting so . . . maybe :)

    July 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

    That would be awesome!

    August 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AgaragazaRosee

    I'd love to learn volapük :D

    November 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaniJosB15

    I wanna learn Volapük

    March 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimmyMike1

    I'd be quite interested if there were a Volapük course.

    October 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ensodda

    Yes, that would be awesome! In case you won't make it - could you help me with the resources, please? I would have really liked to learn it

    May 18, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari799623

    Sure, let's do it.

    May 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shadi2005

    Please, give us some Volapuk

    May 27, 2019

    [deactivated user]

      I was hoping that after you were fluent enough in Chinese, you could be an incubator for Chinese, if the course will ever come...

      July 3, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

      I decided to put off Chinese for now.

      July 3, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPW42

      Oui, ja, da, jes, hai!

      November 16, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/markcxjo

      I could also try to help some :3 as I'm learning it for some.

      January 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oldamar999

      That would be cool, im learning it on another site, but duolingo could help a lot too if it ever happened.

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pullearner

      What's the site called I might like it

      June 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oldamar999

      volapük.com i beleive

      June 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matthew861602

      That would be a lot like learning to speak Ancient Egyptian in terms of usefulness, considering there are probably about 20 fluent speakers.

      No, I take that back. You can use Ancient Egyptian in archaeology and Egyptology.

      July 6, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatrinaTheLamia

      I dunno... the whole Umlaut thing makes it pretty Metal.

      Imagine how much cred you'd have if you did all your Metal songs in Volapuk? Sooo much cred... as Umlauts add to cred. xD

      January 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatrinaTheLamia

      I saw the comment that said umlauts make every language better... and that just had me understand that Volapuk is the MOST METAL LANGUAGE EVER TO EXIST.

      We all know that the Umlaut is to Heavy Metal what Autotune is to Bubblegum Pop... yes, you can not make use of it... but you will use it. It is what you got into that genre for.

      So... I want to learn it--so I can be part of a Heavy Metal Band that does all its stuff in Volapuk. Though... that seems like it would be too awesome for reality. Like causing some kind of Umlaut singularity and causing a chain reaction that causes some kind of thousand year Heavy Metal Winter... which is kind of Metal itself. The large amount of umlauts have sold me.

      January 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mgawalangmagawa

      Right now I'm interested in conlangs, so sure I'm up for it for historical purposes.

      November 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NikolajMih1

      I badly want Volapük here. It's not the twin of Esperanto. Other principes! Very intresting language! Let us start!

      June 11, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leonego99

      Would definitely be interested in a Volapük course. Has anything come of this?

      June 30, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anonymous951215

      FIrstly. Volapük's spelling system is bad because of the umlauts which could be better conveyed if they were not just Latin letters modified by diacritics; that alphabet really kills it (To an English speaker it looks weird and messes with their mind. So the umlauts must be handled very carefully so not as to confuse people when introducing them to someone who is new to Volapük. The actual sounds though are great it's just the choice of representation in writing that is troublesome). Secondly. Volapük is a great language probably as good as Esperanto except for the bloody spelling so I'd say it would be great if there was a lesson on it. I honestly love that it didn't try to be Eurocentric though and the guy who made it actually tried to make it as easy as possible for everyone all over the world by making it foreign(still a lot of words that are clearly European) and simple for everyone based on what he knew.

      December 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bubuloj

      No.

      February 27, 2017
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