Ryota's Old Daybook: Language Arts & Basic English
2005/04/18
  Color or Colour?


The picture made by OCPS Instruction Television.
I make use Ogden's Basic English mostly as designed by Ogden, with small changes. The changes I have made is the use of letters for words "
behavior," "color," "gray," "harbor," "humor" and "plow."

They are different from the way used on Ogden's list. On his list, they were like this: "behaviour," "colour," "grey," "harbour," "humour" and "plough." Most writers in Britain, and probably in Austraria, New Zealand, India and South Africa, still put the words this way. Because they had been put like this for a very long time there, it would have been less trouble for them. It was one thing which Ogden was on the side of British.

The system of letter-use which I make use of was started by Noah Webster, long time back, in America. It's been the common way of putting words in the United States, and probably in some parts of Canada. I put myself on the side of the Webster system, NOT because it is American, but because it is more regular, and it will be kinder to early learners. Same sound: same group of letters.
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