[tlhIngan Hol] New words
sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Jul 28 09:05:02 PDT 2020
On 7/28/2020 11:50 AM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> Am 28.07.2020 um 17:27 schrieb Will Martin:
>> You can see an image in a shiny surface (though you may need to magnify
>> the surface to see that image, as in the afore-mentioned chain mail).
>> You can’t generally see distinct images on any scale in glossy surfaces.
> This is so far the most understandable difference I've seen so far --
> assuming it is correct.
It's not correct. /Shiny/ refers to being bright with reflected light,
but that light doesn't have to form an image. Here's an example of a
shiny rock in which you can see no image:
Meanwhile, it can be possible to see images in glossy surfaces, but it's
not required. Here's an example of a glossy bowl in which you can
clearly see a reflection, but /shiny/ would definitely not be the first
word I reached for to describe the bowl:
And here's an example of an obsidian ball which clearly shows
reflections, but which I certainly wouldn't call shiny:
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