[Foundation-l] Fate of "Simple English"

Jake Nelson duskwave at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 07:15:34 UTC 2006

Brion Vibber wrote:
> Will someone explain what we have these "Simple English" sites for?

I don't have time to say too much right now, but figured I'd just shoot 
this out quick:

Simple English Wikipedia: I can see good reasons for such a thing, but 
actually working it out seems difficult, and I'm not at all interested 
in it (I lean toward 'needlessly complex English', myself).

Simple English Wiktionary: Completely pointless, IMHO. I can't think of 
any possible reason for such a thing, given as Simple English is 
basically just a subset of English. A full dictionary is exactly what 
simple-english people need to get their way to full-english. (And if the 
issue is the verbiage in definitions themselves... they've got a 
dictionary open right there to look that up in!)

Just a half a thought on that.

-- Jake Nelson
[[User:Jake Nelson]]

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