From: | Tom Chappell <tomhchappell@...> |
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Date: | Thursday, October 20, 2005, 20:55 |

What kind of calendar does your conlang and/or conculture include? Mine will use a lunisolar calendar with a cycle that is 57 years long, and 705 months long, and 20819 days long. Some months will be 29 days and some will be 30 days; some years will be 12 months and some will be 13 months; so some years will be 354 days, some will be 355 days, some will be 383 days, and some will be 384 days. Every 57 years = 705 months = 20819 days, everything will synch-up again. What set of monomorphemic color terms does your conlang and/or conculture include? Mine is going to have 37 monomorphemic color terms. The central, core meaning of each of these color terms will have a saturation of either 0% or 50% or 100%, and a lightness of either 0% or 25% or 50% or 75% or 100%. I'm not sure of the "hue" code-numbers on http://www.december.com/html/spec/color16.html and http://www.december.com/html/spec/colorhsl.html so I might misuse them in this post; but my conlang's color terms (except the 0% saturation ones) will each be centered on one of eight (8) hues, which I think will be 0(=360), 45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270, and 315. So the following hue-saturation-lightness triples will be the center/core meanings of my 37 monomorphemic color terms; (English gloss will be "black"): hsl(h=doesn't matter, s=doesn't matter, l=0%) (English gloss will be "white"): hsl(h=doesn't matter, s=doesn't matter, l=100%) (English glosses will be different shades of "grey" or "gray"): hsl(h=doesn't matter, s=0%, l=25%) (gray25) hsl(h=doesn't matter, s=0%, l=50%) (gray50) hsl(h=doesn't matter, s=0%, l=75%) (silver) hsl(h=0 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (red) hsl(h=45 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (between gold7 and gold) hsl(h=90 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (chartreuse) hsl(h=135 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (between spring green and neon avocado) hsl(h=180 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (cyan or aqua) hsl(h=225 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (between slate blue and blue) hsl(h=270 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (medium slate blue2) hsl(h=315 degrees, s=100%, l=50%) (beteen rose and fuchsia2) hsl(h=0 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) (maroon) hsl(h=45 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) hsl(h=90 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) hsl(h=135 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) hsl(h=180 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) (teal) hsl(h=225 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) hsl(h=270 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) (close to indigo) hsl(h=315 degrees, s=100%, l=25%) (close to purple) hsl(h=0 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=45 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=90 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=135 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=180 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=225 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=270 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=325 degrees, s=100%, l=75%) hsl(h=0 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=45 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=90 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=135 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=180 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=225 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=270 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) hsl(h=315 degrees, s=50%, l=50%) I haven't come up with the names, yet. ----- We've talked about anthroponymics; I've just asked about calendars and colors. I should also ask about kinterms, since I've posted about them recently. Is there any other "semantic field" I should ask about? Maybe, "correlatives"? ----- Thanks. Tom H.C. in MI --------------------------------- Yahoo! FareChase - Search multiple travel sites in one click.

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