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Designing Color words for your conlang

Posted: 02 Oct 2020 21:55
by WesleyDeanT
Come check out my videos and maybe get some ideas for your conlangs. This one is about dividing the color wheel, and not being arbitrary about it. I'd love to hear comments from you all!

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetry ... -in-poetry

Re: Designing Color words for your conlang

Posted: 03 Oct 2020 04:18
by sangi39
WesleyDeanT wrote: 02 Oct 2020 21:55 Come check out my videos and maybe get some ideas for your conlangs. This one is about dividing the color wheel, and not being arbitrary about it. I'd love to hear comments from you all!

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetry ... -in-poetry
Not to be a "downer", but this seems to be a case of "colours have metaphorical meaning", as opposed to what seems to be more... common(?) amongst natlangs, that certain metaphorical meanings are attributed to colours (which still isn't universal).

Re: Designing Color words for your conlang

Posted: 03 Oct 2020 05:25
by eldin raigmore
sangi39 wrote: 03 Oct 2020 04:18 Not to be a "downer", but this seems to be a case of "colours have metaphorical meaning", as opposed to what seems to be more... common(?) amongst natlangs, that certain metaphorical meanings are attributed to colours (which still isn't universal).
A case of putting the heart before the course, right?

Re: Designing Color words for your conlang

Posted: 03 Oct 2020 13:18
by Salmoneus
sangi39 wrote: 03 Oct 2020 04:18
WesleyDeanT wrote: 02 Oct 2020 21:55 Come check out my videos and maybe get some ideas for your conlangs. This one is about dividing the color wheel, and not being arbitrary about it. I'd love to hear comments from you all!

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetry ... -in-poetry
Not to be a "downer", but this seems to be a case of "colours have metaphorical meaning", as opposed to what seems to be more... common(?) amongst natlangs, that certain metaphorical meanings are attributed to colours (which still isn't universal).
To be a downer, that essay mostly seems to be a case of "wannabe poem got drunk (or took LSD?) and just kept talking".

I also assume it's not the link the OP meant to post?