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Re: Logical?

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Friday, June 14, 2002, 2:57
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 11:35:55 +0200, Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:

>I looked at the slide with the choice, and to me it was obvious that B related >to C and that A was not at its place. To me B and C were clearly blue and A >green. I was surprised that the next slide stated that an English speaker would >take A and B together to be green and C to be alone as blue! Come on, the >colour of B is blue, right? Or at least it's mainly blue!!!
For what it's worth (considering that the actual chips probably looked nothing like the slides), I looked at the hue of the colors in Paint Shop Pro, and "B" is _just barely_ on the blue (nuri) side of the border according to the Tirelat definitions of colors. In other words, it's definitely a shade of "blue" rather than an intermediate "blue-green", at least by the arbitrary Tirelat standard. A color very similar to that is called "robin's egg blue" in English, but it's really in the nebulous area between English "green" and "blue". "A" is definitely green in Tirelat (zimi) as well as English, and "C" is exactly the same hue as the focal Tirelat blue. -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin