[tlhIngan Hol] About colors

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Sat Feb 16 17:13:59 PST 2019

I listened to an NPR Radio Lab about color and historical writing, and apparently languages don’t tend to get words for color until someone comes up with a dye or paint to make things that color artificially. 

Most ancient human writings lack any mention of blue, since blue dyes and paints were very late developments. The sky was referred to as white and the sea as the color of wine (which was not blue in those days). 

So, look at a Klingon ship. 

Green with red highlights. 

I rest my case. 

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> On Feb 16, 2019, at 4:06 PM, Tim Stoffel <tim at lionlamb.us> wrote:
> Keep in mind there is additive (light) and subtractive (surfaces) color
> mixing. They have different primaries, and different color mixing
> results. And of course, color perception depends on the visual system
> of Klingons, or whomever it is, and color cannot be accurately
> described except by reference to a colored object.
> Tim Stoffel
> --
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luciano Montanaro <mikelima at gmail.com>
> Reply-to: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
> To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
> Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] About colors
> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:10:24 +0100
> Thank you all for your answers.
> I understand the logic now... but I have difficulty to agree with it.
> So my problem is that brown is seen as if it were a color on the
> spectrum...
> But I would approximate a brown by desaturating an orange, and
> darkening it.
> Or, if you want, mix red and green, and you get some kind of brown.
> It looks like Klingon vision has a different physiology. Evidently
> they have a more accurate
> representation of light on the red part of the spectrum. Maybe they
> can see infrared (that we
> call brown) too.
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 3:32 PM Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de>
> wrote:
>>> Am 16.02.2019 um 14:36 schrieb DloraH:
>>> If you can't get the link to work, I think someone has a copy of it
>>> on
>>> one of the Klingon database type websites, but I am not at home, so
>>> I
>>> don't have all my links.
>> Okay, I took that as a permission or a suggestion and uploaded your
>> scale to the page at the Klingon wiki:
>> http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/Colors
>> If anyone likes to archive the pure image link, it's this:
>> http://www.klingonwiki.net/pub/Main/Images/colors.png
>> --
>> Lieven L. Litaer
>> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
>> http://www.klingonisch.de
>> http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/StarTrekDiscovery
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