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At 21:59 17/11/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Here are my guesses, together with the half-facetious, half-serious
>reasons for my choices:
>
>clasant         red  (has a bold, vibrant sound)
>sharf           black  (has a brutal sound)
>sayl            yellow  (has a sallow sound)
>plenin          green  (has a sensible sound)
>sint            blue-green  (has a 'scintillating' sound)
>murud           brown  (has an earthy sound)
>lath            blue  (has a comforting sound)
>celif           pink  (has a coy sound)
>yev             white  (has a no-nonsense sound)
>sharday         purple  (has a whimsical sound)
>

        For me:

clasant         pink
sharf           green
sayl            red
plenin          white
sint            yellow
murud           brown
lath            black
celif           purple
yev             blue
sharday         blue-green

>Here's my counter-challenge:  Do the same with the Tokana colour
>words given below.  (To those who have copies of the Tokana-to-English
>dictionary, no fair cheating!)
>
>has             brown
>kulhe           blue
>kote            light grey, blue-grey
>sane            yellow
>lohne           green
>hemak           black
>lune            dark grey
>laite           red
>hiem            white
>

        For me:

has             dark grey
kulhe           brown
kote            black
sane            blue
lohne           yellow
hemak           red
lune            white
laite           green
hiem            light grey

>No words for pink or purple...
>
>Matt.
>
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>Matt Pearson
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