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Another way to say colors ?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:21 pm
by jan Samon
toki !
I think i've found a new way to say colors :

Green : kule kasi / kule sama kasi (plant color)
Orange : kule seli / kule sama seli (fire color)
Brown : kule jaki / kule sama jaki (fire color)
Grey: kule mun / kule sama mun (moon color)

Is this possible ?

Re: Another way to say colors ?

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:18 am
by jan_Lope
This way to describe colors is used by the Pirahã.

Please see
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDM8G5tuHF8
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirah%C3%A3_language
- https://daneverettbooks.com/portfolio-i ... re-snakes/

In Toki Pona is this possible but I prefer to use the words for colors. Maybe you can use your way for poems. For example:

kule ni li lukin sama seli.

Re: Another way to say colors ?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:02 am
by TNTErick
jan Samon wrote:toki !
I think i've found a new way to say colors :

Green : kule kasi / kule sama kasi (plant color)
Orange : kule seli / kule sama seli (fire color)
Brown : kule jaki / kule sama jaki (fire color)
Grey: kule mun / kule sama mun (moon color)

Is this possible ?


If we speak this way, it could be another minimising of vocabulary.

Re: Another way to say colors ?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:23 am
by janKipo
Yes, but do we need to do this? (I note that no one -- even me -- has complained in three years about translating ‘kule (sama) jaki’ as “flame colored” rather than “shit colored”. and 'kule pi sama..’). To be sure, it is nice to have words for some off-prime colors, like brown and gray (though there are words in the unused words list and the various color combinations do help a bit).