Another attempt at plain language

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Sep 18 18:39:20 CEST 2015

“Basic English” is a thing, Don… ;-)

> On 18 Sep 2015, at 02:26, dzo at wrote:
> VOA evidently defines its use of "special English" according to a limited list of words. The simple English Wikipedia seems less exact in its guidelines, but it also mentions a very limited "basic English" vocabulary of 850 words.
> Also, if "plain" is still part of the discussion along with "simple," I'd agree with the point that I think Doug Ewell made near the beginning of the thread that these two are probably not the same in most usage. 
> Don Osborn

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