Books: Internationalingo

THE SYSTEM OF BASIC ENGLISH — C. K. Ogden — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

All over the world last week men, women & children were talking. Though the subjects of their conversation were limited, rio one interpreter could have been quite sure what they were talking about; for in order to understand everything that was said, such an interpreter would have to know about 1.500 different languages, not counting dialects. In Urdu, Kiswahili, Catalan, Manchu, many another mutually outlandish lingo they hissed, jabbered, squeaked to each other. Some (though few of them knew it)...

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