everson at evertype.com
Thu Nov 26 18:31:15 CET 2015
On 26 Nov 2015, at 17:22, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at telia.com> wrote:
> Hmm, not sure I (as a non-native user of English) would regard the (supposedly) "Basic" version to be simpler in any way than the “ordinary" version. I would regard the "Basic" version as strange, and in several places *harder* to understand than the "ordinary" version.
Sure. That might be a drawback to Basic English. Different types of texts would require different kinds of substitutions and circumlocutions. But we aren’t judging Basic English. We’re identifying it with a subtag.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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