[tlhIngan Hol] New words

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Jul 28 11:34:51 PDT 2020

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”.

So, what would you call silver lamé?

Gold lamé?

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> On Jul 28, 2020, at 12:05 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> 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: https://live.staticflickr.com/30/47205584_b702fca504.jpg <https://live.staticflickr.com/30/47205584_b702fca504.jpg>
> 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: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/bf/cd/cebfcd2baad882943314fcc8494c9def.jpg <https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/bf/cd/cebfcd2baad882943314fcc8494c9def.jpg>
> And here's an example of an obsidian ball which clearly shows reflections, but which I certainly wouldn't call shiny: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b5/4e/2c/b54e2ca6d37de723ccecafe1cfc78a73.jpg <https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b5/4e/2c/b54e2ca6d37de723ccecafe1cfc78a73.jpg> <https://shop.atperrys.com/products/black-obsidian-healing-gemstone?variant=12245883879486&dfw_tracker=53408-12245883879486&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSe9znPbD_y1GQUFOrIfgaFW01c4na4iGOXC-iA-Mc2Ugy0XHXHbpsBoCWSsQAvD_BwE>
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