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OPERATORS|NECESSARYNAMES| QUALIFIERS| COMMONTHINGS |OPPOSITES
come
get
give
go
keep
...(90 words)
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss
Sir
Madam
account
act
adaptation
addition
agreement  
...
drink
driver
dust
earth
edge
education
effect
element
end
error
...
man
manager
marble
market
meal
meat
memory
metal
middle
milk
...
scale
science
sea
seat
secretary  
selection  
self
sence
servant
sex
...
wool
word
work
writer
year
able
acid
angry
automatic
bitter
...
white
wide
wise
yellow
young
angle
ant
ape
apple
arm
...
lamb
lamp
lavatory
leap
leg
lemon
library
lip
liver
lock
...
wheel
whistle
window
wing
worm
awake
bad
bent
certain
cheap
...
small
soft
thin
warm
wrong

NO VERBS. You will be able to make use of all these words righly after one week with the help of the special gramophone records which are kept by "The International Orthophonic Archives". Now it is possible to have a complete language with no 'verbs'. The "PANOPTICON" gives the answer.

Comments.  A list of internationally known common words was added to Basic English outside of the 850 word count. Example : Mr., Mrs., Miss, Sir, and Madam were transferred to the international list, thus removed from the 850 wordlist which allowed adding say, see, send and others such as adjustment and advertisement.

Panoptic -- Definition is: " including in one view everything that is within sight." A favorite concept of C. K. Ogden's simplification for understanding.   Panoptic English vocabulary was a draft intended for reader comments on the Universal Language target that became Basic English, the name that was defined October 1929, for its grand release in January 1930.