|Date:||Tuesday, December 14, 1999, 4:19|
Yes, but can't some compromise be done, to use English roots?
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:33:59 +0100
From: "Grandsire, C.A." <grandsir@...>
Subject: Re: Simple English
> Anyone have any ideas how many words in English do you really need
> versus words created for specific things, namely those fromGreek/Latin,
> but basically a core group of words. Also idea to set up the basic
> spelling of those words and then design a simplified grammer for them?
Wasn't that the purpose of Basic English? IIIRC, it is a subset
roots from English and a regularized grammar. And IIRC again, its main
flaw was to replace words (like to succeed) by expressions (here 'to
make good') that you had to learn separately anyway as there was no
obvious connections between the meaning of the expression and the
meaning of its elements. Am I right?
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