nigel vincent nigel.vincent at MANCHESTER.AC.UK
Tue Apr 4 10:41:34 UTC 2006

Italian has some colour adjectives which are in origin nouns and 
hence do not agree, e.g. rosa  'pink', viola 'purple', crema 'cream', 
bordeaux, this last usually translated in English as 'burgundy' even 
though oenophiles will know they refer to entirely different 

Professor Nigel Vincent
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