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The linguistics of colour names

This fascinating short video¬†explains how different languages have treated the process of categorising colours. The discussion highlights two important features of any process of analysis: Before you start, your terms need to be defined, but then those definitions need to … Continue reading

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The complicated history of colour definitions

Defining colour gradation is very difficult. We all know what we mean by a certain colour name, but we can never be sure if that word prompts someone else to imagine the same colour as we do. It is a … Continue reading

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