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  • More than 120 heads of state or government, arriving for the end of the meeting, were handed a draft text that Sarkozy likened to "volapuk", a French work translatable as

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  • To some one overhearing them they might have been deemed as of unsound mind, though they were only talking in love's volapuk.

    A Man and a Woman

  • So my flights to from belfast is that the cos necktie be anteriority impreciseness as a silicide rod to volapuk out the hardscrabble tuberculariaceae of syphilitic defaulter and evilness of untruly and irritated, plausibly airhead as a bergman to aetobatus macrencephaly.

    Rational Review

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  • Another imaginative Socialist would make the abolition of all existing languages part of his educational scheme: "Socialism will steadfastly aim at the adoption of a universal language, be it English or volapuk.

    British Socialism An Examination of Its Doctrines, Policy, Aims and Practical Proposals

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  • "Informal or ad hoc romanizations of Russian have been in use since the early days of electronic communications, starting from early e-mail and bulletin board systems. Their use faded with the advances in Russian internet that ensured standard support of Cyrillic alphabet, but resurfaced with proliferation of instant messaging, SMS and mobile phone messaging in Russia.

    Due to its informal character, there was neither well-established standard nor common name. In the early days of email, the humorous term "Volapuk encoding" (Russian: кодировка "вол�?пюк" or "волапюк", kodirovka volapyuk) was sometimes used.

    More recently the term "translit" emerged to indiscriminately refer to both programs that transliterate Cyrillic (and other non-Latin alphabets) into Latin, as well as the result of such transliteration."

    - Wikipedia

    See also volapück.

    August 4, 2008