caeruleancentaur wrote: > Has any of the group worked with colors in his conlang or > conculture? There is a color system in Senyecan. 6 is a mystical > number in the culture & there are a lot of groups of & multiples of 6. I've mentioned these on the list before (this is a subject that comes up every once in a while), but here's a summary of color words from some of my languages. Lindiga colors are based on a set of 5 basic hues plus black and white. lasti ["lastSi] white marlki ["mal`gi] black rnuchti ["n`uxtSi] red kirvi ["kirvi] yellow werrti ["wErdZi] green lampi ["lambi] blue mirrki ["mirgi] purple More details at: http://www.io.com/~hmiller/lang/Lindiga/colors.html Many of the different kinds of people in my conculture worlds (the Zireen, Sangari, and so on) have a different perception of colors, based on primary colors of yellow, turquoise, indigo, and ultraviolet. The latest version of a color system based on these primary colors is illustrated here: http://www.io.com/~hmiller/png/new-tirelat-colors.png The only color in the "ultraviolet" section that really looks like a different color to human eyes is "zhuli" (violet), representing a color between indigo and ultraviolet. The combination of four primary colors results in 16 basic color words: kavi -Y -T -I -U (black) lumi -Y -T -I +U (ultraviolet) guuri -Y -T +I -U (indigo) zhuli -Y -T +I +U (violet) kilhi -Y +T -I -U (turquoise) myri -Y +T -I +U (turquoise + ultraviolet) nuri -Y +T +I -U (blue) zaari -Y +T +I +U (blue + ultraviolet; anti-yellow) xiri +Y -T -I -U (yellow) tsevi +Y -T -I +U (yellow + ultraviolet; anti-blue) xeni +Y -T +I -U (yellow + indigo) zafi +Y -T +I +U (anti-turquoise) ziimi +Y +T -I -U (green) sh@mi +Y +T -I +U (green + ultraviolet) veli +Y +T +I -U (white) fali +Y +T +I +U (white + ultraviolet) Tirelat also has "marvi" for a brownish (dark yellow or orange) color, and "ghezhi" for a light yellow-green color. Not all Zireen and Sangari languages have all of these basic color words, but they do all make distinctions between colors that only differ in their ultraviolet component (which is invisible to humans), and they usually don't have a basic word for red (which is invisible to them).