[tlhIngan Hol] New words
sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Jul 28 12:03:18 PDT 2020
On 7/28/2020 2:34 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> The examples that you cite seem to suggest the difference has to do
> with color.
> If something is “silvery”, you call it “shiny”, but if it has rich
> hues of its own, you call it “glossy”.
Nope. Here's a black and white picture of some sunlight on water. It is
shiny and not glossy. There is only one hue in the picture, which isn't
silver, with various shades of that hue.
Here's a picture of a black jacket that is both shiny and glossy. It too
has only one hue, which isn't silver, with various shades of that hue.
> So, what would you call silver lamé?
> Gold lamé?
Depends on the quality and style of the fabric. If it looks smooth and
it's glossy; if it looks rougher
it's not. If it reflects a lot of light, it's shiny; if it doesn't, it's
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