Preface: To Wider Literature
A literal translation of English to other languages that assists in learning English (not the other language), prepared with the aid of Chinese Star programs, Sun Tendy USA and some other internet based translation programs.
The cooperation and patience of native speakers of the other languages is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks especially to our friend Yoki for translations in Indonesian.
This text is copyright. No part may be reproduced by any process, including radio, television , or other electronic media, without the written permission of the author.
The words and grammar in this course are the same as that used by the Syndics of Cambridge University Press in their version of the Bible In Basic English.
Their cooperation in permitting quotation from that version is gratefully acknowledged. We warmly advise the purchase of that version. That volume, and so the present text, makes use of the Basic English developed by :
Ogden, C.K. (1935) The ABC of Basic English (in Basic), 3rd print, Paul Trench, Trubner, London. This is also gratefully acknowledged.
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A range of topics that builds on the knowledge already gained whilst gradually increasing in complexity.
Specialist terms are omitted from this transliteration.