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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Music and Basic English 2
Why did C. K. Ogden put only a small number of words for music on his lists of Basic and international words? There may be two reasons. 1. Talking or writing ABOUT music was not much of general interest. 2.Music in the West had already been international. In the coming posts I will put more about these reasons, one by one.
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In "The Meaning of Meaning", Ogden and Richards tried to separate the emotional from the reasoning in the content of language. A poem with one word different is not the same poem. Each person may say differently what they feel when they experience a poem or a song.
In my opinion, it is more important to experience a poem or a song than to talk about it. Ogden gave us a language in which we can give expression to all that is real. Richards in his work following "The Meaning of Meaning"gave methods or a process by which the greatness of a creative work could be appreciated.
| Gareth Evans | 2011/07/26 7:24 AM |

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