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:
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