Re. Simple (simplified) English?

Subject: Re. Simple (simplified) English?
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 16:27:10 -0500

Geoff Hart writes:

Choose words that have (as near as possible) unique meanings rather than
words with several possible meanings. Create a "dictionary" of permitted words
and forbidden words, and use this to help you.
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Basic English, which was tried shortly after WW 2 and flopped, took the
opposite approach. It had a small vocabulary (800 words, 1,000 for the
Bible) and used compounds and overloaded words very heavily.

e.g. The sun didn't rise and set. Instead it came up and went-down.

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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