Ogden's Basic English
OTHER MEDIA than Books
- FLIP BOOK . This is a flip animation. Would be interesting to see. Flip Book
- MOTION PICTURES . The Arrmy had some instructional movies for the purpose of teaching Basic English to
foreign troops who were training to operate lend lease aircraft and ships during WW2. I have never seen any.
Probably made by Kaufman Astoria Studios for the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
- RECORDS . The ABC, with the help of four records made by Professor Lloyd
James of the Basic words and sounds.
Reference is made to an Orthophonic Archives http://ogden.basic-english.org/books/sumogden.html
- WORD WHEEL . "There is an account of the Basic Word Wheel for making clear the details of structure
and word-order, an invention of the greatest value in teaching."
Ogden's idea of a Panopticon, word wheel, is to let the brand-new Basic learner see a logical way to put his thoughts into English sentences.
"The functionality is entirely contained in one file, oww.html. Hence you can use your browser's Page Save to save a local copy, then it works just the same for offline viewing ; just click with your brower." -- John Derry
http://www.basic-english.org/learn/oww.html -- Word Wheel
http://www.basic-english.org/learn/panopticon.html -- Discussion
Lone Star Planet , by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire.
This book has Basic English as part of the story and contains several short passages in Basic English.
Nineteen Eighty-Four , by George Orwell. "Orwell wanted desperately to preserve the English language and make it available for world use. It was because of this that he embraced the idea of "Basic English.," Some say that this system is the basis of Newspeak, which is an interesting paradox, since Newspeak was the result of the destruction of language, and Orwell sought to preserve language. " -- Steinhoff
See construction similarities in the Appendix at Gutenberg Australia
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