THE POTTER'S WHEEL
IN BASIC ENGLISH
Published for the Orthological Institute
THE BASIC ENGLISH PUBLISHING COMPANY
10 KING'S PARADE, CAMBRIDGE
Basic English is a selection of 850 English words in which anything may be said for everyday purposes.
Its structure is very simple, and the effect is that of normal English, which is now the natural language,
or the language of the Governments, of more than 600,000,000 persons.
In addition to being the best first step to an English of 5,000 or 60,000 words,
Basic is designed to glve to everyone a second or international language for use in business,
science, talking pictures, and radio news.
A great number of books for all sorts of learners who have no knowledge of English are now ready
in different languages, and a Basic Library having in it such works as Bernard Shaw's
Arms and the Man, Mr. J. 'W'. N. Sullivan's Living Things, and Mr. E. H. Carter's
General History is slowly building up.
But there is a need for something simpler which may be used in schools or by any
young reader who has a knowledgeof the 850 words."
" Our Changing Times " will give those who are learning Basic, or who are taking their first step
with Basic or any other limited word list, a wide range of reading rnaterial of more general interest'
than the stories commonly offered to the young -- which are of very little profit to those desiring
The first thirty of these books will be printed at the rate of ten a year, and will be a guide to the
inventions by which our way of living has been changed, the discoveries by which the earth
has been made to seem smaller, and the sciences by which the organization of society and
the arts of peace have been made possible.
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