12-17-11, 08:53 PM #1
Russian Words for blue hues?
Many years ago somebody told me that Russian included two different words for blue hues. I have been curious about the hues corresponding to these words, but never did any related research.
Tonight my life partner & I had dinner with friend of hers who is a Russian immigrant. Sophia left Russia circa 20+ years ago & still speaks Russian with other immigrants.
I asked her about the two Russian words for blue. She was unaware of there being two words for blue hues.
She might have forgotten, which I doubt. She is from Baku near the Black Sea & might speak a dialect different from that spoken by Russians from the original Russian area which includes Moscow. Perhaps my friend from many years ago was mistaken.
Does anyone her have knowledge on this subject? Assuming that there are two Russian words for Blue Hues, suppose I was shown two set of blue hues, one relating to one of the Russian words & the other relating to the second word, how might I view the two sets?Light blue & dark blue
Blue & bluish green
Blue & some purple hue
12-17-11, 11:04 PM #2
Two? I'll confuse you with the three that I found:
- синий (deep blue)
- голубой (light blue)
- лазурный (azure blue)
... but it's not as though English has only one word for "blue". Consider:
... or for red:
... or for ...
12-20-11, 09:59 AM #3
12-21-11, 02:50 PM #4
Yeah, for teal (likewise indigo, vermilion, etc), is the color a greenish blue or a bluish green (likewise a purplish blue or a bluish purple, or orangy red, or a reddish orange)?
Of the six primary and secondary colors, I was thinking of pink as a shade of red.
Then again, we call orangy and bluish traffic lights "yellow" and "green" (and I still haven't figured out that one).
12-22-11, 03:32 PM #5
But I still think "navy blue" is a scam and there's no such thing.Then again, we call orangy and bluish traffic lights "yellow" and "green" (and I still haven't figured out that one).
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