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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
>
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