Re: Simplified English - a real pain

Subject: Re: Simplified English - a real pain
From: jhonore -at- synavant -dot- com
To: techwr-l
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 4:57:56

Ernst Sibberson wrote about Simplified English guide lines:
< Following it is a real pain >

Writing "Simplified English" to cope with an international audience does
not only rely on techniques of using dictionaries and syntax rules. It is
also a mind set: Think clearly and keep it simple. Formulate your words as
you would do if you were speaking a foreign language. Write it down
embellishing it.
This method is valid for all languages.

More than 20 years ago, I learnt the basics using a method called "Writing
Chinese". It was a chapter in a book written by Rudolf Flesh. The title
was something like "Thinking and writing clearly..."

Does anyone know if a similar book is available on the market now?

Jo Honore
Manager, Learning Solutions
SYNAVANT - Product & Technology Delivery
E-mail: jhonore -at- synavant -dot- com

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