|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 14:11|
--- Clint Jackson Baker wrote:
> Okay, now here's a conlang question--how do your conlangs deal with colour?
Not in any very particular way. I'm afraid Hattic (like my other languages) is
not very experimental in many ways (on purpose avoiding the word "boring")...
Almost all colour words in Hattic are derived from Proto-Indo-European:
black chaer (IE krs-)
white kaler (IE ghel- "yellow")
grey häder (IE ker- "dirty grey")
brown pärner (IE bher-)
red rader (IE rewdho-)
orange kitavler (from kitavlu "orange" (the fruit)
yellow kläder (IE ghlej-)
green dzäler (IE g'helwo-)
blue gi~ver (IE kuwno-)
pink rajstever (lit. rose-like)
gold - luchuzer (IE leuk- "to shine")
silver - alpazer (IE albho- "white")
Degrees like "dark" and "light" would rather by obtained by describing them
than by creating special words. As long as a huge number of Very Important
Words are still missing, I won't get that deeply into details.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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