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Quanafi

Example/Description

color

meha

hue

shade/tone

tselu

brightness/saturation

dark

nuv-tselu

darkened, "black" added

dim

sal-tselu

desaturated, gray / taupe added

black

nuv

really more of an indigo, quanafi have no rods

white, pale

fia

an almost-white yellow tone, still no rods

grey

fia-nuv

taupe, or fia +nuv

blue

wo

a little to the cyan side of blue, darkened this is the skin tone of a yawu

indigo

nuv-wo

indigo is pretty self-explanatory

green

ya

A little yellowish of our green

teal

ya-wo

teal, need I say more? green+blue

cyan

fia-wo-ya

cyan, light teal

red

ga

a little more blue than ours, cerise

pink

fia-ga

light cerise, pink

rose

fia-ga-sal

desaturated pink, mauve

orange

sha

orange

yellow

fia-sha

golden yellow

brown

sal-sha

desaturated golden yellow

purple

wo-ga

quanafi blue + quanafi red

magenta

ga-wo

same combo to the red end of the scale

 

Yawurenyi 

 Yawurenyi use infixes for colors. in the rare event a color must stand alone, it is given an elemental prefix.
night "colors"
-shik- white (peshik) [high contrast]
-mim- (pemim) [2nd degree contrast]
-pek- [third degree contrast]
-fea- gray (fea doesn't take an element) [neutral contrast, can also mean colorless]
-sil- (lasil) [5th degree contrast]
-pua- (lapua) [6th degree contrast]
-nets(e)- black (lanetse) [low contrast]

day "colors"
-an- orange (often translates as red/yellow, explanation later) (dan)
-i- blue (often translates as green or purple, i'll explain that later) (nii or just ni)
Variations
These are used to clarify color when context doesn't say.
-es- bright, vivid
-tun- rich, deep, bold

so red is (d)antun, yellow is (d)anes; green is nies, violet is niitun

If a human or quanafi were referring to something brown in yawu they would say dusilan, but such a color is not distingushable to the yawu eye.

Micq’on

Micqon divide the visual world into two spectrums,  Uprat (upratem=land, shore) and sesep (Losesep=water, lake, sea, etc.). All other colors are considered variations on those except Terr and Desh which denote colors of plants, which abide in both land and water). unlike Uprat and Sesep, the other colors are derived from things rather than have things derived from them. 

Color Map  Visual and Named Colors

 
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