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Andrew Smith wrote:
> It mentioned that our perception of colour
> changes during our lifetime.  As children our eyes focuses on a greater
> amount of blue tinge than when we are older when our eyes focuses more on
> brown tinge in what we see, during our lives our brain compensates and we
> don't notice.  It is apparently very evident in paintings by Monet before
> and after he had cateracts removed.  It struck me that a conlang aware of
> this process might use this analogy in idiom relating to age.

Interesting.  So, perhaps they might call youth "the blue days", just as
we say "salad days"?  Interesting thought.  Of course, since we're
unaware of this, it's hard to see how such an analogy could originate
...

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