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.
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