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.
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.
Volapük is actually just as easy as Esperanto (having learned both), it's just that Volapük has less resources.
I think any course would be great on Duolingo and yes I think you should make a course for the Volapük language
What about his welcome?
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.
Volapük is a conlang that was pretty popular before Esperanto came along. HappyEvilSlosh pretty much said it all.
Volapük is an international language created so that we could all speak the same language but it didn't work out.
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 :)
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
I was hoping that after you were fluent enough in Chinese, you could be an incubator for Chinese, if the course will ever come...
That would be cool, im learning it on another site, but duolingo could help a lot too if it ever happened.
No, I take that back. You can use Ancient Egyptian in archaeology and Egyptology.
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.
Right now I'm interested in conlangs, so sure I'm up for it for historical purposes.
I badly want Volapük here. It's not the twin of Esperanto. Other principes! Very intresting language! Let us start!
Would definitely be interested in a Volapük course. Has anything come of this?
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.