04/19/2005

British or American?

C.K.Ogden, who was the producer of Basic English, was from Great Britain. That would be one of why some of words in Basic English was lettered in British way.
Today the words are right to be taken place by American way.The reason is not because American but because the letterings have harmony with sounds. The words Ryota-san put like "behaviour," "colour," "grey," "harbour," "humour" and "plough" are, in their lettering, not are not simple and are against sounds a bit.

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04/13/2005

Discussion goes on

C.K.Ogden, who was one of producers of Basic English, put some lists of international words. I have an opinion that it is better to have a discussion about a special list "additional words being tasted as international" because it has been let be for over 70 years.
On Maling List of Basic English the dicsussion is going on.

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04/03/2005

humor

I put my opinion about the Basic word 'humor'. *1, *2
Ryota-san kindly gave his opinion on this question from a wider view.
His opinion is clear for me. Even we say "good humor" or "bad humor", though we are not conscious, the wordings are based on it's root sense "condition of mind". It would be wiser for us to have a grip a of root sense of the word anytime.

My writing "What humor do you have today?" seems to be wrong. How about "How is your humor today?" ?

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03/23/2005

Book on Basic English - Basic English International Second Language

I am surprised that we are able to be reading "Basic English International Second Language" online. I got the book through a sea last year. The price was very high. I had to give an order because it was the last one copy in the online store.
By the way, in this book, a word *televsion* is coming out. This word is not in the list of Basic 850 words and the list of International word.
Now I am interested in a new International Words. *Television* is one of my list of the test words. I have a thought that we may be right of giving a thought in simpler way than my earlier thought.

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