[Foundation-l] Fate of "Simple English"

Alison Wheeler wikimedia at alisonwheeler.com
Fri Feb 24 16:31:34 UTC 2006

I've often thought that the 'simple English' was the right product aimed
at the wrong market.

Instead of targetting it at people how have English as a second language
(who, quite rightly, want to learn English "properly"; long words and all)
why not consider it as targetted at that other group who *need* simple
English ...


Simple English is, I would have thought, perfect for pre-schoolers and
under-12s generally as it sets out to explain concepts in simpler language
and as that means a reduced vocabulary then let us target it at those who
already daily use that reduced vocabulary.


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