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Re: Color system

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Sunday, October 17, 2004, 23:45
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 09:59:51 -0400, Pascal A. Kramm <pkramm@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:06:23 +0200, Carsten Becker > <naranoieati@...> wrote: >> For Ayeri, I haven't made up color terms yet, except >> "maca" (white, light, shining), "macárya" (opposite of >> "maca"), "avirang" (golden) and "idian" (silver). I thought >> that green should be a basic colour, too, because the Ayeri >> people lives in a rain forest, where the green of trees and >> plants is of course dominating. > > I think they would have probably a lot of base words all meaning "green" to > describe all the different shades of green they're exposed to every day > (just like the eskimos have lots of words which all mean "snow").
I understand English has more words for kinds of snow than Eskimos do. *Muke! -- website: LiveJournal: deviantArt: FrathWiki, a conlang and conculture wiki: