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Re: Mauve and a related conlang question

From:Dennis Paul Himes <himes@...>
Date:Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:39
Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...> wrote:
> Okay, now here's a conlang question--how do your > conlangs deal with colour?
Gladilatian has for basic colors: sno red to yellow-orange fana yellow to blue-green hna blue to blue-violet vso violet to ultraviolet These are adjectives. The nouns are formed with the suffix (h)ot: _snohot_, _fanaot_, _hnaot_, and _vsohot_. Gladifers see a slightly larger range of the spectrum than humans, which is why _vso_ extends into the ultraviolet. These can be modified by _akr_, "high", meaning towards the low frequency end of the spectrum, and _lrakr_ "low", meaning towards the high frequency end of the spectrum, so _akr_sno_ is "red", more or less. Note that the Gladilatian use of "high" and "low" here is opposite of the English description of frequency. It is believed that the Gladilatian terms came from the rainbow. (I.e. in the fictional world that's believed, as omniscient narrator I know that's true.) The neutral colors are _wat_ "white", _fne_ "black", and _wla_wat_ "gray", literally "dark white". =========================================================================== Dennis Paul Himes <> Gladilatian page: Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99