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Charles Kay Ogden

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Charles Kay Ogden (June 1, 1889 Fleetwood, Lancashire - March 21, 1957 London) was an English linguist, philosopher, and writer.

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He is now mostly remembered as the inventor and propagator of Basic English , a constructed language, his primary activity from 1925 until his death.

Basic English is an auxiliary international language of 850 words comprising a system covering everything necessary for everyday purposes. To promote Basic English, Ogden founded the Orthological Institute, from orthology, the abstract term he proposed for its work .

See Basic English Wordlist

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