colour words and parts of speech
gil at EVA.MPG.DE
Mon Apr 3 20:55:23 UTC 2006
I'm seeking examples of languages in which different colour words belong
to different parts of speech.
An example of such a language is Hebrew, in which most colour words are
adjectives, but one, "txelet", denoting 'pale blue', exhibits the
grammatical properties of a noun.
Does anybody know of any other such examples?
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