Nono. Purple and violet are the same color: that is, we experience rhem the same way. However, in scientific terms, the two refer to very different patterns of lightwaves. Both patterns just happen to excite the cones in our eyes the same way. In common parlance, of course, nobody distinguishes between the two, although my Dad (and me, somewhat) seems to see purple as covering a wider array of colors than violet does. -M Christophe Grandsire wrote: > Natlangy note :)) : Purple and violet are different colours in English? That's > strange. I was taught that the equivalent of French "violet" was purple. But if > you also have violet, what is then the correspondent in French? I'm confused, > because maybe I've been using the term purple all along when I should have said > violet... > > Christophe. > > http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr > > Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.