[ adjective ] unrealistically simple



Used in print

(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)

The great majority of present-day linguists fall_into one or more of a number of overlapping types : those who are convinced that tone cannot be analysed , those who are personally scared of tone and tone_languages generally , those who are convinced that tone is merely an unnecessary marginal feature in those languages where it occurs , those who have no idea how to proceed with tone analysis , those who take a simplistic view of the whole matter .

His orthographic recommendations are no simplistic acceptance of phonemics on_the_one_hand or of superficiality on the other .

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simple simple