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Color system

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, October 14, 2004, 0:07
Has any of the group worked with colors in his conlang or
conculture?  There is a color system in Senyecan.  6 is a mystical
number in the culture & there are a lot of groups of & multiples of 6.

There are 6 basic colors:

red,     orange,  yellow, green,  blue,    purple.
rúúdhin, véélrin, bádjin, dhálin, módhrin, víswin.

Between each of these is an intermediary color:

reddish-orange, orangish-yellow, yellowish-green,
     sérin,           céncin,          yhélwin,

greenish-blue, bluish-purple, purplish-red.
  líímhin,        mééljin,       órbin.

Each of these 12 colors can then be modified by 4 different prefixes:

lhiid-,  pel-,  mel-,  caal-.
paler,   pale,  dark,  darker.

There is also álin (white) & cóesin (black) which do not admit

yhéérmhin (gray) also has the 5 shades, but has tsjéémin
instead of

There are 2 words for brown: vévrin for animate beings & véérin
inanimate beings.  Each of these can take the modifying prefixes,
except that véérin has dhúscin instead of caalvéérin.

If my math is correct, that's a total of 71 colors.


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>