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Color and lang (was: Last attempt to join!)

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Friday, November 10, 2000, 11:40
From: "daniel andreasson"

> Teoh wrote: > > > Hmm, strange. My conlang would associate blue with speech, > > rather than yellow. But then, color association in my > > conlang/conculture is kinda unique anyway, so this is > > probably just a fluke. > > Rinya associates green with language, since it's constantly > growing and changing.
Colors bleed into declensional groupings in Géarthnuns, so there is no one color associated with language. "mölkarhars", language (langue), is associated with "ngölaurs", orange. "dhösals", language (langage), and "möls", speech, are associated with "zíauríls", red. Meanwhile, the older word "nuns", language (mostly 'langue' but with 'langage' overtones), is associated with "sülíns", blue. As mentioned in long ago postings, language acts (reading, writing, speaking, etc.) often fall into the "-ls" declension, so by default would be associated with red. But that need not always be the case. Kou