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[ “Simple-E ” is a linguistic invention by someone still unknown to us; it appears to be an instructive and deeply L-relevant tour de force. We were struck by how loglanoid many of Simple’s operations/operators are! This account of Simple was downloaded from the Web by Terry Smithwick, in early Dec 97. I tried to find it recently, but it appears to have vanished, uu. There is a reference to it on a German academic site, but the linked URL is no longer available. —Ed. )

SIMPLE Leaming_Environment Picture Document Help for: Not_English Speakers; but English Speakers be’able to-learn more-good by hearing 360 words again and again. World Language, World Standards, World Order, World Peace.

THIS NOT BE ENGLISH; but
YOU BE’ABLE TO-READ IT.
  1. SIMPLE: Standard International Make-Point Language—English.

FACT: English NOW be the true international language in the skys, on the water, and in internation- al_communications (example: packet-radio [Packet radio is a sort of teletype over amateur radio bands. — Ed. ]). AIR_SPEAK be a boundary’ed English for airplane operaters, SEA_SPEAK be cut_down English between international water_vehicles, and SIMPLE be a ‘needed’ standard, boundary’ed English for computer_network communications worldwide. SIMPLE have less than 360 words (degrees a’round) to learn. If every learn’ed person worldwide (no matter what he’s nation_language did-be) did-know of this 360 words, did-use theym for Internet and Packet international communication, and dayly did-use theym to-become a more-good speaker; then all persons of the complete world would-be’able to- understand every other much more normally.

By use’ing PC_computers to-give simple copyablelearning_documents, reading_material, and teaching programs for standard self_leaming everywhere in the world; normal English speakers and speakers of all other languages be’able to-be’come SIMPLE communicators within one day’s time.

Normal English speakers be’able to-understand SIMPLE now; but not be’able to-answer (and be understand’ed); only if they think conscious’ly to- operate within the boundarys of the 360 words. Not_English speakers who want to-learn English for a 2-th language be’able to-start with SIMPLE and use the 360 words as a “starting point that works” and learn more complete names_ for_things in_the_future to-build up they’s English ability as_time_go_by. [/ wonder what is the difference between ‘", '- ’, and‘_' as word-maker’s glue? Ed. ]

Before going in_to the unlarge_points of the language system know’ed by the name SIMPLE, it seem intelligent to-answer some responsible questions which everyone who hear of it for the 1-th time put to its users:

  • W’how and why did the system take shape
  • the ideas on which it have be’d builded [Sometimes ‘ed ’ has to be glued, sometimes it doesn’t. And ‘s’ is seldom if ever glued. —Ed. ]
  • the needs and goals which it help to-grow
  • the ways by which it be’able to-be learned
  • its value to every person
  • its place in society
  • its reasons for being more-good than other systems

On all this points, questions take shape in the thinking of interested persons, and the answers write’d here possibly will-prove help’full.

SIMPLE be a plan’ed and proved choice of 360 English words which will-manage that needs of everyday live’ing for which a word_quantity of 20, 000 words be normally used.

The simple rules that permit acting_words to- change and the wide-effect structure of the name’ing_words used, permit communication to- take place between 2 speakers after only a day of working with the language. Because the language be builded from English, normal English speakers be’able to-understand SIMPLE now; but not be’able to-an- swer (and be understand’ed); until they think conscious’ly to-operate within the boundarys of the 360 words.

The 360 words not be the words most normally used, if compute’d by word_ use_numbers; but all of theym be know’ed, and most of theym be in_use, by every English or America child of ten years.

* There be less than 200 wide-effect name’-


I Im
we wem
you -
he hem
they theym
she shem
it -

ing_ words.

  • There be about 60 acting_words.

[ ‘ing' and 'ly ’ are also sometimes marked and sometimes not marked, ‘m’ appears always to be unmarked. —Ed. ]

  • There be about 50 acting_between, helping, and numbers words.
  • The other 50 words be words about move’ ing in space, time, cause, effect, question, quality, etc. which put the name_words into operation, so that the complete system be’able to-work like a quickly_ learned way of communication between all persons.
  1. SIMPLE English have two reasons_for_being:
  1. To-operate like a international connecting language for everyone; a quickly-learned “standard” 2- th language for use a’round the world for private communication, friendly’ness, and help in cause’ing the world communications environment to-grow (packet-radio and Internet computer_communica- tion). Not_English speakers who want to-learn English be’able to-start with SIMPLE and to-use the 360 words as a “starting point that works” and to-learn more, correct, English names_for_things in_the_- future to-build up they’s English ability in_time.
  2. To-prove_out SIMPLE as a structure_that_works for a do’able building of ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ and machine understanding of a person_speaked language. A use’full but boundary’ed_word_group normal_language in use by much_persons world’wide be a need’ed environment for make’ing machines which be’able: to-hear speaking, to-understand it (FROM BOUNDARY’ED COMPUTER DATA_ STRUCTURE OF the WORLD connecting SIMPLE WORDS AND PICTURES), and to-answer quickly also by speaking one (1) unlong time, permiting hem to-stay interested in learning).
  1. Why English Words?

Because English now be the normal oneth (1-th) language or government language for more than one giga-persons (10)**9. It now be the two-th (2-th) language of the far-east; by 1990 it did-be government_order’ed in the learning systems of more than 20 nations, and have become’d the building _structure for most of the world’s communications and computer systems; and its structure be more- simple than that of other important nation_languages.

No other language to’day be’able to-be simple’d to the same level. BUT the large numbers of words and word_changes of normal English be stop’ed in SIMPLE; there’for, it be’able to-be learned and used quickly.

  1. What about Rules and Use?

The three points of SIMPLE, which muchly make_less the word_number (to 360) be:

  1. the standard’ness of changes (past, now, and future) to the acting_words (Ex: did-go, go, will-go);
  2. the choice’ing and use’ing of one wide_effect word where ten be’able to-be choice’d in English to- give the same idea; and
  3. like in Esperanto, the connecting of words in a probable structure to-build a un’old word to-name the idea being speak’ed about. Because of the unlarge number of words (360) and they’s unchange’ing use; the number_one problem of language learning now be cut_down to size. There be only seven connect’ing rules, which permit the learner to-get the most out of the 360 un’change’ing words; one of this be operate- ’ing with endings connected after acting_words (-er, -ing, and -ed), an important structure for the reason of effect’ing understand’ability.
  1. Name_stand_in_words (Pronouns) change use’ ing “m” at the end when needed after acting_word (He did-give Im the ball), they be:
  2. Connecting ‘’s’ to name_word ending = [means? is the same as? Ed. ] have’ing and holding: (ex: the president’s automobile) I’s, we’s, you’s, he’s, she’s, it’s they’s. [Some of his usages do not obey this rule; but they’re probably just errors. Ed. ]
  3. Acting_words be the same no-matter number or kind (I go; He go).

Future acting_words be maked by the word “will-”: (will-go).

Past acting_words be maked by the word “did-”: (did-go).

  1. Acting_words change end to “er” = a person (love —> lover). Acting_words change end to “ing”= act name (live —>live’ing). Acting_word change

end to “ed” = acted on (write -> write’d)

  1. Connect “ness” to make name (happy—happyness)

Connect “ly” to make w’how (quick —> quickly )

Connect “able” to make quality_name (do —> do’able )

(0 Connect “un” before word to equal opposite (good—>ungood)

[The prefix “w" remains unexplained. —Ed. ]

  1. W’how SIMPLE operate with Science Matters?

One of the starting points for SIMPLE planing did-be the fact that in normal speaking and in all the sciences, large numbers of English words to’day be international. There’for, “radio” and “computer” be examples of words which are understanded world_wide; “watt” and “homo sapiens” are equally international for they who be consciously working with elec- tric_power or biology. And the word “international” be a international word [These, obviously, are not counted in the 360. Ed. ]. SIMPLE will-give the building_material to-operate the engineer’ing words in every area of science. And, because of its impor- tant’ness in engineering during most of this past hundred years, all the science words in much science areas now be in English and be used international’ly. About five_ten (50) international words have at_the_start be’d give’d for normal use with the SIMPLE system; and every area of science be permit’ed 50 more words to-permit it to-connect_up with the persons working in that area world-wide. This un’normal word_ groups do not effect the every’day_man, because the sciences theyself now be that un’connected that what go on at one international hearing do not muchly effect the science- _workers at a’other. There’for, the problem of standard’ness in engineering areas be much more- simple than one would-think. In fact, the SIMPLE nuclear_center for words will-help the building of international word_groups forun’old areas of science in the future.

  1. W’how persons will-learn to-speak SIMPLE?

The idea of growing the use of SIMPLE world-wide be maked much more do’able to’day by the two most important electric resources of we’s world. One[-th] (1-th) be the PC_computer, whereby without a’other person to -help one learn, every person be’able to- learn the write’d and speak’ed material with computer learning programs and intelligent software. Two-th (2-th) be Radio/Telephone Computer_net- work BBS communications world-wide, the most power’full standard_make’ing resource that the world be’able to-use. Free and quick world-wide “packet- radio” and “Internet/FIDOnet” communications by PC computers give the most-good way possible of teaching SIMPLE to mega_1000000s of persons worldwide, and again_and_again permiting its use in international message tele’ communications. This systems, all make’ing for a more-large degree of standard’ness, be now all’most unstop’able on we’s quickly down_size’ing World, which grow more- _and_more conscious English speaker will-need to- be conscious of the 360 words and to-stay within the boundarys to-make he’self understand’ed by others, or to intelligent_machines. Not_ English speakers will-need to-learn the 360 SIMPLE words for the 1- th time, and then use theym again_and_again in communications to truely make theym a complete part of they’s thinking. But SIMPLE be more than a use’full international system, to-be.... [There is a gap here in Terry’s copy, and I could not find an original from which to fill it. Ed. ].... live’ing part of a grow- ing_thing in the black’ness below the earth. And I’s hope’d_for goals, I’s unhealthy feelings, I’s unintelligent_ thinking, and I’s simple ability, be the black’ness in which I be place‘d to-cause Im to-start and to-be’come large and strong. But, like the live’ ing part of the growing_thing which will-start live’ing and will-be’come mature if it be help’ed with sky_water and light and warm weather, I samely must-help I’s body live’ing_thing must - hold to and be boundary’ed_by the live’ing_earth itself. I not need to-hold for I have the powerto-shape I’s future. This_day I will-make I’s value a hundred times more large. And whow I will-do this? To-start, I will-make goals for the day, the day_group, the year_part, the year, and I’s complete_live’ing_time. Like the sky_water must-come down before the growing_thing will-break it’s houseing and start to-live, I must-have goals before I’s way in life will-be’come certain. In make’ing I’s goals I will-think of I’s best acts of the past and make theym a hundred times more large. This will-be the standard by which I will-live in the future. At no_time I will-think that I’s goals be

unnormally high, for it be more-good to point I’s fighting_pole at the stars and hit but a sky_animal than to point I’s fighting_pole at a sky_animal and hit but a tree? This_day I will-make I’s value a hundred times more large. The long’ ness to I’s goals I not will- fear if I go_down much times before they come true. Everytime I go_down, I will-get up; and I’s hurts will- not stop Im, for every man must_go down much times to have success. True, a unhigh_animal be free from the problem of going down. But, I not be a unhigh_animal. I not be a unsweet garden_food. I not be a farm_animal. I be a man. Permit others to-build a simple_ farm_building with they’s earth_materials. I will-build a large beautiful house with what I have. This_day I will-make I’s value a hundred times more large. And like Earth‘s_Star must-warm the earth to- cause the growing of a garden; the words of this document will-warm I’s live’ing_time and will-make I’s goals come true. This_day I will-make more- good-than every act which I did-do the day before. I will-move above this_day’s high_earth with the most of I’s ability, and after this day I will-go more-high than that. And the day_ after will-be more- high- than that. To-do more than the works of others not be important; to-do more than what I did-do the day before be completely what matters. This_day I will- makeI’s value a hundred times more large. And like the warm weather lead the garden_food to-mature, the same power will-get I’s words to they who will- hear and I’s words will-speak I’s goals. Having say’ed theym not in_private, I not be’able to-stop I’s words or I will-lose faith and spirit. I will be the speaker for I’s future; and but much persons would- make sport of I’s goals, they will-have hear’ed I’s plans, they will - know I’s wants; and then there will- be no getting_ffee from Im, but_when I’s words be’come completed works. This_day I will-make I’s value a hundred times more large. I will-make the good_act of trying for high goals. I will-do the work that a possible’ly_thinker will-do. I will-permit I’s faith to-go more-far than I’s arms. I will-not be happy with I’s acts but when completed. I will-make more- high goals when old ones be completed. I will-work to-make the hour_after_this more-good than now. I will-speak I’s future goals to the world. But, I not will-speak of I’s completed_plans. Permit the world, in_the_other_way, to-come to Im with thanks; and I want that I would-be intelligent to responsibly live that way. This_day I will- make I’s value a hundred

times more large. One live’ing garden_food when permi t’ed to-become a hundred times more in number will-cause a hundred like itself. Make everyone of theym a hundred times more in number, and continue the act ten times more, and they will-give food to every city of the earth.

Question: I not be more than a simple garden_food? This_day I will-make I’s value a hundred times more large. And when it be complete’d, I will-do it a’other time, and a’other, and there will-be surprise and knowing for the future of man in the Universe when the words of this document be make‘d_true.

  1. What about Esperanto?

“Esperanto” be a starting_try to-answer the problem of a international standard language, shaped on the same qualities find’ed in certain of the important languages of Europe. Esperanto did-be a “good-idea” that NOT did-get to use’full operate’ing_size, and now be all but die’ing. If it possiblely have connect’ed itself to international message’ing at the start of the tele’communications years about 1920, it most- probable’ly would-have grow’ed to use’full operate’ing_size and have success for today, because of its word structure, word_connect’ing_system, and word_use code’ing; but this did- not happen. After 100 years, Esperanto have manage’d to-get only a 100 thousand un’connected users; English, on_the_other_side, have becomed the 2-th language of the East, and have grow’ed to-take success in all the large University and information/computer communications systems of the world. Today, with the complete Pacific area, to say no’thing of India and Africa, being the important_part of the international picture, one not be’able to-think that a un’used connecting system of not_English words be a success’ full answer to the problem of world_speaking standards. But SIMPLE use Esperanto_thinking for the year 2000.


The Following be the 360 Words SIMPLE:
ball
Nouns arm character
ability art child
act ball choice
animal body city
answer boundary color
area business criminal
argument center danger


past

peace

person

picture

place

plan

point

pole

power

problem

project

property

punishment

quality

quantity

question

reason

religion

resource

rope

rule

savage

shape

side

size

sky

society

sound

source

space

spirit

star

structure

subject

success

surprise

system

thing

time

tool

tree

value

vehicle

waste

water

way

weather

woman

wood

word

world

year

Verbssterilize

suffer

think

try

understand

use

walk

want

work

write

Adjectives

beautiful

certain

clean

complete

conscious

correct

dependent

free

full

good

happy

healthy

high

important

intelligent

large

long

mature

moral

normal

old

opposite

political

possible

private

probable

quick

responsible

rich

safe

same

simple

soft

standard

strong

sweet

true

warm

wide

wild

black

blue

day

discipline

document

duty

earth

economy

effect

entertainment

example

fact

faith

family

farm

fire

food

friend

fruit

furniture

future

garden

garment

goal

God

group

head

hell

hole

house

hurt

idea

information

interest

kind

language

law

leg

level

light

local

machine

man

material

matter

metal

military

minute

motor

name

nation

number

order

paradise

parent

part

be

break, repair

build, destroy

buy, sell

cause

change

come

connect

copy

cut

do

eat

fear

feel

fight

find, lose

fly

follow

force

get, put

give, take

go, stop

grow

happen

have

hear

help

hit

hold

identify

know

lead

learn

live, die

look

love, hate make manage meet

move, stay

need

operate

permit

play

prove

read

say

see

seem

shut, open sleep speak stand, sit start, end

gold

green

red

white

Adverbs

about

again

all

also

any

because

every

here

like

more, less

most, least

much

now

only

other

some

than

that

then

there

this

very

what

when

where

which

who

whow

why

able

must

near, far

right, left

up, down

east

north

Prepositions

above

after

at

before

below

between

by

during

for

from

in

of

off

on

out

round

to

until

with

without

Special

  1. zero
  2. one
  3. two
  4. three
  5. four
  6. five
  7. six
  8. seven
  9. eight
  10. nine
  11. ten

100-hundred

and

but

bye

hello

if

Mr., Mister

Ms., Miss

no

nor

not

or

pardon

please

thank-you

yes

would

did

will

-er

-ing

-ed

un-

-ly

-ness

I

he

she

it

we

you

they

self

International

Africa

airplane

alcohol

America

Antarctica

Asia

Australia

automobile

bank

bible

Biology

calendar

cassette-tape

check

Chemistry

chocolate

Christian

cigarette

club

coffee

college

computer

dollar

drug

electric

embassy

engineer

English

Europe

gasoline

government

history

hospital

hoteldisease

doctor

energy

environment

gas

genetic

giga

gram

gravity

industry

kilo

liquid

liter

medicine

mega

meter

micro

milli

minus

nano

nature

network

nuclear

pattern

per

percent

plus

pollution

second

sex

software

solid

species

tera

volt

watt

influenza

Islam

Mathematics

message

museum

orchestra

park

passport

Physics

Piano

police

post

president

program

propaganda

radio

restaurant

science

sport

taxi

tea

telegram

telephone

theater

United_Nations

university

Science

amp

angle

automatic

civilization

code

communication

conference

data

decimal

degree

Not_English speakers will-need a write’d copy of the 360 SIMPLE words with equal’ness of every word in they’s nation_language write’d at its side; they must- learn to-use the SIMPLE words solid’ly in they’s thinking. Then, they be’able to-read the word_learning picture_document give’d with this information and to-answer the questions that be there. Read all the documents in this group, then speak with a friend in person or write world-wide by computer network communications, and you will-have success. English speakers possiblely think that they be’able to-do no’thing to-use SIMPLE; but they be un’correct! Normal English speakers be’able to-understand SIMPLE now; but NOT be’able to-answer (and be understand’ed); until they think con[s]cious’ly to-

operate within the boundarys of the 360 words. There’for, thinking_helpers must-be used at the start to-make the 360 words stand_out above normal. Read this word_groups into a cassette_tape (or make_up some for youself), and play theym for youself again_and_again to-make theym solid in yous thinking:

ABILITY to ARM ACT ANSWERS ANIMALS. BODY BALL BUSINESS COLORS CITY CENTER. DUTY AREA DOCUMENTS PARENTPAY. FAITH or FACT: FAMILY FARM is EARTH EXAMPLE. FRIENDs FIRE FRUIT FOOD in FUTURE FURNITURE. GARMENT GARDENS is the GOAL of GODs GROUP. HELL HOUSE INFORMATION HURTs HEAD.

MAN LEGs LOCAL MACHINE LANGUAGE.

METAL MATERIAL MATTERS MINUTE in MILITARY MOTORs. NET ORDER NUMBER NAMEs the NATION. PLACE POLE PART PAST PERSONS PICTURE. QUALITY QUESTION: is QUANTITY of PROPERTY a POWER PROBLEM? The SAVAGE SHAPE did-make SIDE SOUND of SKY SIZE, the SOURCE of the SPACE SPIRIT is SUBJECT to a SURPRISE SYSTEM. VEHICLES VALUE TIME with a TREETOOLTHING.WATER WAY WEATHER WOOD WORD a WORLD WOMAN.what REASON the CITIZEN RULE by the ROPE this YEAR? PLAN SUCCESS INTEREST LAW KIND.HOLE IDEA EFFECTS STRUCTURE BOUNDARY.CHOICE LEVEL RESOURCE PROJECTS PARADISE ARGUMENT. PRISON SOCIETY POINTS to

PEACE WALL CHILD.GIVE and TAKE REPAIRS DESTROYed STOP. OPEN LOSE END if you HATE to DIE. SELL BE BREAKed to BUILD a BUY. DO COME CAUSE a COPY to CONNECT.

GO FEEL EATed and FIND a FIGHT. PUT to GET; and GOVERN a HAPPEN. HAVE HELP or HIT the HOLD. KNOW and LEAD; MAKE a MANAGE.

LEARN to HEAR; LIVE to LOVE. NEED a PERMIT to PROVE READ a PLAY. SAY, i SEE it SEEM SHUT. SPEAK SLEEP; or START to STAND.

THINK i TRY to UNDERSTAND USE.

WANT FLY FEAR to WORKWRITE? LOOK

to OPERATE the CUT CHANGE MOVE. IMPORTANT—RICHs MATURE SOFT SWEETs.

BEAUTIFUL—COMPLETE CORRECT CERTAINly CLEAN. GOOD—FREE HAPPY INTELLIGENT HIGH. POSSIBLE — LONG

LARGE PRIVATE PROBABLEly NORMAL.

RIGHT —OLD RESPONSIBLE QUICKly WARM WIDE.TRUE— SAME SAFE STANDARD SIMPLEly STRONG. WILD—MORAL CONCIOUS FULL of HEALTH. BECAUSE EVERY OTHER LIKE MUCH, SO ME VERY

NOW THAN, ALL AGAIN ONLY.