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Re: CHAT: Indigo (was: Orange)

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Monday, June 10, 2002, 9:26
On Fri, 07 Jun 2002 04:17, Dan Sulani wrote:
> What's interesting, is that one can redouble the ends of all the main > > colors in Hebrew to give a lighter or pastel shade; for example: > |tsahov -- tshavhav|, |yarok -- yrakrak|, (yellow -- pale yellow, green -- > > pale green). > This also works for "white" and "black"! What's even more interesting > is that this works for "pink" also, |varod --vradrad|. (Does this mark > "pink" as a "primary" color?) But you _cannot_ do it with |txelet|! > (I wonder if the reason is because, to do it, one would have to have an > initial consonant cluster of [txl-] ([txlatlat|) which is something > most Hebrew speakers would not like to get their mouths involved with! > Would speakers of any other nat- or conlang feel comfortable with it? > I haven't used that combo in rtemmu --- yet! >-) )
If I remember my infatuation with Georgian correctly, that would be a permissible initial consonant cluster. Wesley Parish <snip>
> > Dan Sulani > ----------------------------------------------- > likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a > > A word is an awesome thing.
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."