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Re: Color me Douglas (was: Blue grass and skies)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, August 10, 2000, 9:37
>> Nik Taylor wrote: > >> > I: White, black (or, rather, light and dark) >> > II: White, black, red >> > III: White, black, red, and yellow OR green >> > IV: White, black, red, yellow, green >> > V: White, black, red, yellow, green, blue >> > VI: White, black, red, yellow, green, blue, brown >> > VII: White, black, red, yellow, green, blue, brown, and one or more of >> > the following: pink, grey, purple, orange >> >> Tokana is a type VII language, I guess:
Saalangal goes by type V for basic colors: White -aké Black - ceadu Red - yiru Yellow - caksam Green - alinya Blue - lampá note: c - /tS/ There are no names for orange, purple, brown, and gray or pink. - Pink, probably gets grouped under yiruake (bright red). - Orange, gets lumped in with red. - I'm not sure where to lump brown in with. In Tagalog it's red, but i can also see it being with green. There is a term for the skin color of the Saalangal, "isimya", but this is never applied to other brown things. - Purple gets lumped in with blue. - The term for grey is ambo, which just means "ash". Dark colors add black: dark red - yiruceadu dark yellow - caksamceadu dark green - alinyaceadu dark blue - lampaceadu Bright colors add white: bright red - yiruake bright yellow - caksamake bright green - alinyaake bright blue - lampaake _________________________________________________________ This ain't a yes, this ain't a no, just do your thang, we'll see how it goes