Basic English


  • Language: Basic English
  • Created: 1930
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  • Language family: international auxiliary language
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A constructed language by C. K. Ogden.

850 English words for everyday usage.

Language sources: Subset of Standard English. Acknowledges international words. Special vocabularies for specific applications such as Science, Commerce.

Eliminate redundancy. Reduce verbs to 16. Complete compatibility with Standard English. Easy to learn. Complete language. Growth path to full English with no unlearning.

1. International Second Language 2. Introduction to English (ELS)