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Re: Blue grass and skies

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, August 10, 2000, 21:34
J Matthew Pearson wrote:
> > I: White, black (or, rather, light and dark) > > II: White, black, red > > III: White, black, red, and yellow OR green > > IV: White, black, red, yellow, green > > V: White, black, red, yellow, green, blue > > VI: White, black, red, yellow, green, blue, brown > > VII: White, black, red, yellow, green, blue, brown, and one or more of > > the following: pink, grey, purple, orange > > Tokana is a type VII language, I guess:
W's type 5: White: kláu Black: Vazyú Red: Gazínu Yellow: Tají Green: Maisyása Blue: Mlál Dark is vazyása, and light is klauyása Incidentally, green comes from Common Kassí maqís qihása (like a leaf), short for pidé maqís qihása (green like a leaf, leaf-green), used to distinguish the color green from the metaphorical use of pidé to mean "young", which, in the form pidí, is its sole meaning in Modern Watakassí. Pink would be gazínu vazyása (light red), brown and orange would probably be considered shades of red, purple would probably be split between blue and red, depending on shade, don't know what grey would be, but maybe vazyú klauyása (light black)? -- "Their bodies did not age, but they became afeared of everything and anything. For partaking in any activity at all could threaten their precious and ageless bodies! ... Their victory over death was a hollow one." ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor