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Re: Do you want a French "little" or a Dutch "little"? :))

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 8:00
En réponse à Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>:

> > Funny that colour is brought up. Purple is my > favourite colour, but I have a strong predilection for > blue-purples.
Purple is also my favourite colour, but I don't like much blue-purples. And I have endless arguments on the limit ("it's purple" says he. "No, it's dark blue!" I reply :)) ). We have the same problem with dark blues and dark greens, and with dark blues and black. I don't like the colour red very much
> at all. So there are colours I call "purple" that > other people call "blue"; conversely, there are other > people's "purples" that I will adamantly classify as > "magenta" or "burgundy" or some such. >
My definition of "mauve" (I don't know if you have it in English too, if not I'm talking French here :)) ) is entirely personal and has nothing to do with the actual value the majority of people give to it. For most of them, "mauve" is a kind of light purple. For me, it's a kind of pinky purple. I don't know where I got that one, but I can't get rid of it. I just associate "mauve" with it and nothing else. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>Mauve and a related conlang question
Maarten van Beek <dungeonmaster@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Kendra <kendra@...>Orange