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Re: Sensory Infixes in rtemmu (was Mauve and a related conlang question)

From:wayne chevrier <wachevrier@...>
Date:Thursday, June 13, 2002, 16:22
JS Bangs nevesht:
> >Christophe Grandsire sikyal: > > > > If you get enough of it, it turns blue, viz. the sky. > > > > Except that it's the 75% of natrium that give the sky its blue colour, > > not the 20% of oxygen. I don't remember which colour would the sky be if > > oxygen was majoritary, but a colour between yellow and green comes to > > mind. I studied that a few years ago, I should have it in my notes. Now > > where are my > > notes... ;)) > >Ooops, my bad. Except for the fact that "natrium" is called "nitrogen" in >English, you're correct that most of the atmosphere is nitrogen, not >oxygen. Still, I think I remember reading that for some reason, oxygen is >still dominant in determining color. Web searches turned up nothing very >informative on this--does anyone know for sure? >
I do know that liquid oxygen is blue, and I have never seen any colour in liquid nitrogen. But, IIRC, The colour of the sky, and hence the sea by reflection, is caused by the Rayleigh effect scattering the light(the colour dependant on the size of the scattering particles, in this case O2 and N2 predominately). -Wayne Chevrier _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.


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