Basic color term hierarchy how many basic color terms

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Unformatted text preview: know? •  Does the number of color terms you know affect your percepGon of color? How many colors How many color terms •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Do you know these color terms? Mauve Aubergine Celadon Cyan Ochre Sage Cinnabar Mauve Aubergine Celadon Cyan Ochre Sage Cinnabar Puce •  Which of these boxes is puce? Basic color terms •  Basic color terms refer only to a color •  Silver is not a basic color term, because it means ‘the color of silver •  Gold is not a basic color term, because it means ‘the color of gold •  Black, white, red, blue, green, yellow are basic color terms •  How many basic color terms does a language have? Basic color term hierarchy How many basic color terms in a language? •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Pirahã (language of the Amazon) 2 Ndembu (Niger- Congo language) 3 (red) Ibibio (Nigeria) 4 (green) Ibo (Nigeria) 4 yellow) Mayan(Mexico andCentral America) 5 (both) Tamil (Southern India) 6 (blue) Malayalam (Southern India) 7 (brown) Urdu 8 (purple) Language and Thought •  You may be surpri...
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