Volapük, it is said has obtained practical recognition among the speakers of twenty-one different tongues; the speakers of this new language are now numbered by hundreds of thousands, and some "natural" languages can claim no more. It seems not unlikely that Volapük will continue to grow in use for a few years; whether it will after a few years, be more, or less used, it is difficult to say. This may be said, however: no living language appears to present so many advantages for universal use, at present, as Volapük. The plekels Volapüka—devotees of Volapük, have been accused of wishing to have Volapük supersede living languages; such is not the case, however. The language is intended as a means of ready communication between persons not conversant with the mother-tongues of one another.
What figure will Volapük cut in the medical literature of the next few years? Some medical articles