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John Cowan cowan at
Tue Dec 1 16:39:48 CET 2015

Michael Everson scripsit:

> Nor should you. VOA’s specification could be very different from
> WP’s, could it not?

In the matter of vocabulary, the WP rule is to use Basic English
vocabulary first, but if necessary to use the Basic English 1500-word
vocabulary, and then the VOA Special English vocabulary.  So these
varieties are closely intertwingled.  For details, see

Note, by the way, that this is a WP guideline, not a WP policy.

John Cowan        cowan at
I marvel at the creature: so secret and so sly as he is, to come sporting
in the pool before our very window.  Does he think that Men sleep without
watch all night?    --Faramir

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