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Re: Colours

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 – chašer (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-) purple – liler 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. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts