New Technical Words
Ideas and Suggestions
(draft thoughts and placeholder)
These words are found vital to VOA Special English and/or
Specialized English. These two organizations actively maintain
Basic English-like usage.
Can items of commercial, public interest may be assumed understood
via popular culture?.
Examples of the inappropriateness of adopting into Basic the
latest "necessary concepts". Consider the subject of music listening.
|astronaut ||VOA ||Yes, international|
|cosmonaut ||Yes, international|
|cassette ||SpzE||almost, not Italian|
|computer ||both||Yes, international
||See Internet Words|
|fax ||SpzE||Yes, international|
|helicopter||both||not German, Italian|
|internet ||SpzE||Yes, international
||See Internet Words|
|nuclear ||both||almost, not German|
|television ||both||Yes, international|
BOXES : Grammaphone, radio, record player, tape player, cassette players, video recorder, Walkman, boom box,
One almost suspects that an item of technology be must exist for a
couple of decades to even qualify for consideration. Anything newer
would be handled as "popular culture" or as is true with the Internet,
truly "international" words.
MEDIA : cylinder, records, 78, 33, 45, tape, cassette,
8-track, Beta, VHS, Video, CD, DVD, thumb drive, memory card, and so on.
Prefix : e-
This gets complicated in a hurry. These are paths of interest to
your author. The General Science list
adds some words necessary to
get us into the physical world, but the word electricity is an
assumed "International" word.
Or should Web Writing be gotten to by the path of
LITERATURE (Verse is the closest the Orthological Institute came to this topic)
Or can we assume or expect the categories of SCIENCE and
LITERATURE be so encompassing that Web Writing will be naturally
covered. A web writer would want to be represented on the deciding
council of both Science - Electricity and Literature - Writing.
LITERATURE is an assumption, perhaps this will be LIBERAL ARTS.
We must balance generality with the practical aspects of Basic -
British American Science, International, Commercial - English
Is COMMERCIAL be the only other authorized major specialty,
Sublists for Business and for Economics
Link: Basic English Institute
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Last updated June 02, 2002.
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