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  • proper n. A modified form of English that eliminates the verb be and thus avoids the passive voice, intended to reduce the dogmatism of language and the likelihood of misunderstanding and conflict.


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Coined by its inventor, D David Bourland, Jr. (1928-2000).


  • Part of the focus of E-Prime is curb the imprecise and ambiguous usage of identification inherent in Indo-European languages.

    Evidential markers

  • He seems to speak in the constructed language of E-Prime, though I could never figure out why.

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  • Finished off RAW's _Quantum Psychology_, mostly for the bits discussing E-Prime.


  • Háfrónska may be a challenging linguistic exercise on a par with E-Prime, Basic English or Ander-Saxon. HIGH ICELANDIC.

  • Two examples unrelated to political correctness are Basic English, a language which prides itself on reducing the number of English words, and E-Prime another simplifed version of English.

    Newspeak and George Orwell's 1984

  • Stimuli were generated by a Pentium PC and presented using E-Prime software (Psychology Tools Inc.).

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • The task was compiled and run on a PC with a 17 inch LCD monitor, using E-Prime ™ software

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Ever since being introduced to the topic of E-Prime by R.A.W., I’ve only done some reading of the related Wikipedia entries, and Drive Yourself Sane by Korbish, a disciples of Korbyski’s work.

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  • I’m just curious to know if you’ve read any non-fiction by Robert Anton Wilson, especially on the topics of Alfred Korbyski’s general semantics, Non-Aristotlean logic, E-Prime, et al.

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  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Reynolds Consulting and E-Prime Group, according to

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