Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Colors in Sherall

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, June 9, 2003, 0:34
On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 16:43:28 -0400, Paul Roser <pkroser@...> wrote:
> >How did you reckon focal color for something like /gira/? Did you calculate the >average of the combined frequencies of Y & I? > >Bfowol
Something that naturally appears as that color presumably looks that way because it absorbs light in the turquoise range (and also ultraviolet, but we can't see that). So it would appear to be a complementary color (ranging from red to magenta, depending on how much red is in it, which is invisible to Zireen). I pretty much arbitrarily picked a pinkish shade in that general area as the focal color of /gira/. What would be really cool is to take black-and-white pictures of things with different filters, and measure the lightness to detect what colors a Zireen would perceive. But that would require special equipment, learning how to do ultraviolet photography, and lots of spare time....