Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easy English Bible is completed

From Church Times-

A BIBLE that uses just 1200 different English words to tell the story from Genesis to Revelation has been released online for the first time - it is the culmination of 20 years' work by a group of volunteers.

The EasyEnglish Bible, which includes a set of Bible commentaries, is available, free of charge, online. It has been designed for use by readers learning English as a second language, those with literacy problems or learning disabilities, and multi-lingual communities.

The task required a new subset of English, which follows forms of grammar to help express complex ideas in simpler words. The rules followed included the use of one topic per paragraph, and no passive verbs, split infinitives, idioms, or ambiguous pronouns.

More here-

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