|From:||Javier BF <uaxuctum@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 29, 2002, 4:47|
Here's a page with a sample of the 12 hues proposed
The first six (red, yellow, green, cyan, indigo and
magenta) would be the most essential (like English
red, yellow, green, blue). As you see, those are the
six basic ones of RGB and printing, i.e. the basic
additive and sustractive colours. The other six are
the intermediate ones between those (crimson, orange,
apple, viridian, blue and violet) and would be less
essential (like English pink, orange, purple). The
achromatic part would consist of two essential terms
(white, black) and the one intermediate (grey).
12 (6+6) hues (chromatic)
3 (2+1) tones (achromatic)
All of those 15 morphemes would exclusively refer to
chromatic perception, like English red, blue, green...
and unlike English orange.
Then, there would be 6 morphemes for expressing
combinations of lightness and saturation (the general
scale terms for each would also be available):
Combining the 12 hues with those 6 variations we get
72 colours easily named. E.g.
shallow crimson (Pink Panther pink)
deep crimson (garnet)
shallow orange (cinnamon)
faint orange (golden brown)
dull orange (chocolate brown)
deep yellow (khaki)
pale yellow (beige)
faint apple (olive)
faint violet (purple)
Very insaturated colours would be named combining the
terms for hues and tones: white crimson, blue black,
grey red, etc.
Moreover, general-usage morphemes for broadening and
restricting the semantic scope would allow to render
the English concept of blue as Futurese "extended blue",
which would include Futurese blue and the bluish parts
of the adjacent hues (cyan and indigo). Using "extended"
and the six essential hues you can name any color very
easily (of course, as long as accuracy is not critic).
"Restricted blue", for its part, would stand for English
"the bluest blue". Another morpheme of this kind would
allow to express "bluish color", meaning "extended blue
but without blue itself" (i.e the extended part only).