This is a notebook and guide for learners of English as a second or overseas language, all over the earth. Most of the writings here are in Basic English, first designed by C. K. Ogden, using 850 necessary words and a number of international words only.
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Cycle
This English word is from an
old Greek word for "ring" or "circle."

"Cycle," in addition,
has been used for
something round, and
something which goes round,
like a wheel.

Ms. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea books are
stories loosely joined together,
like a ring.
So they go by the name of
the Earthsea Cycle.
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Monologue
I said, in my note on one-rail train, that "mono" is from a Greek word for "one."

There are other words from Greek used, with a bit of changes, in English. One example is "logue." It is from "logos" for word, talk or language.

So if you are in need of a high-level word for "talk given by one person," you may have "monologue."
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September Was Seventh
September,
septet,
septuagenerian . . .
These words have
something to do with
number seven.


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Telephone in Motion
 "Automobile,"
in C. K. Ogden's word list,
is an international word.
It is generally used for an
engine-powered,
self-moving, carriage.

"Auto," in fact,
is "self," and
"mobile" is
about things with "motion."

The word "carriage,"
is now made short as
"car."



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October Was the 8th Month
Octagon,
octave,
octet,
October,
octogenarian,
octopus. . . .

They all have
something to do with
the numer eight.





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November Was the 9th Month
"Nonet" is an English word for the verse made of nine lines,
or a group of nine persons.

"Neuf" is a French word for numer nine.

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December Was the 10th Month
Decade, Decalogue, decathlon, decimal and December.
They all have something to do with the number ten.


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