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Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Dec 1 20:39:11 CET 2015

John Cowan wrote:

> 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.

If all this is true, I think it is a significant counterargument to the
claim that "WP Simple English" needs to be identified distinctly from
plain old vanilla Simple English.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸

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