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On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 18:41:40 +0100, And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Herman says:
>> "Violet" is a bit of a gray area.
>
>For me, it's a bit of a purple area.
>
>--And.

LMFO... I remember in my perception class the instructor said something
about colours at that end of the spectrum (the purple end) not actually
existing at all - perceptually, purple is a mix of red and blue light, but
red and blue are at opposite ends of a linear spectrum...  I think he said
in the same lecture that instead of three types of cones, many species of
fish have four, five, or six types of colour cones in their retinas... I
wonder what sort of colour words a species of "fish people" would
produce?  none probably, I suppose it's hard to articulate spoken language
underwater without everything sounding like "glub"

Andy