Simplified form of English devised and promoted by C K Ogden in the 1920s and 1930s as an international auxiliary language; as a route into Standard English for foreign learners; and as a reminder to the English-speaking world of the virtues of plain language. Its name derives from the initial letters of British, American, scientific, international, and commercial.
Basic has a vocabulary of 850 words (plus names, technical terms, and so on), only 18 of which are verbs or “operators”.
A simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication.
Uprošćeni engleski jezik sa oko 850 reči.