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Sarkozy and Volapük

Posted on Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Conlanging Librarian just came across an interesting article from March 2010 from France24. It appears French president Nicolas Sarkozy was talking about a draft of the United Nations climate summit agreement when he said it had a text “similar to volapuk.” The article left out the umlaut. It has a nice brief history of the language as well as a lengthy quote. Fredolös! (I think that’s Volapük for “Enjoy!” as best as I can determine. Apologies to all the Volapükists out there if it’s not.)

Bring on the comments

  1. So…what was his point? That the text was…what? Incomprehensible? Auxlangy? Very similar in style to something someone who uses Volapük would write? Featuring a number of words that looked like Volapük words? And how does he know about it? What an obscure reference!

  2. The Conlanging Librarian says:

    I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

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