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Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Surprising Pattern Behind Color Names
languages have different names for colors, that's given. But some
languages identify more colors than others, and some have rather few
terms for colors. Research into those languages reveals that when there
are fewer color names, they are the same colors across the world. This
gave rise to the theory that cultures identify colors in the same order
the world over. That is a fascinating concept, but it needs more than a
few words to understand clearly.
the way, languages with fewer words for colors were once thought to be
from people who are color blind. Not true at all, because languages have
different ways of distinguishing colors besides a dedicate term for the