I love the purple night sky. It's one of my favorite colors. I remember years ago having a dream and for a brief moment, the sky shone a deep, bright purple light through the clouds. It's very evocative, full of mystery and wonder.
Incidentally this is now my favorite Duolingo Discussion thread so far.
Music by Peter DeRose, Lyrics by Mitchell Parish:
When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky—
In the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh.
In the still of the night
once again I hold you tight.
Tho' you're gone your love lives on when moonlight beams.
And as long as my heart will beat,
lover, we'll always meet
here in my deep purple dreams....
Someone please translate this for a komencanto like myself. I feel like there's a wonderful game of thrones(?) reference here.
In the course notes, it says that colors based on objects have -kolora attached to them (rozkolora - pink). What is viol- in relation to purple, then? A violet (flower)?
In Japanese blue and green are the same color, they use the same word for both. The colors just exist, we just pick some to be milestones and give them names
They used to be the same. There are different words for both now.
青 (あお - ao) for blue.
緑 (みどり- midori) for green. (Midori is also used as a name and due to naming laws there are a lot more ways that Midori can be written in Japanese. 翠、碧、ミドリ etc. )
Japanese sometimes still uses the word for blue for green things, like green lights and green vegetables, but they're antiquated. Vietnamese, however, I heard still uses one “grue”.
If you are a man violet and purple are the same colors, but not if you are a woman.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple Purple is a color intermediate between blue and red. It is similar to violet, but unlike violet, which is a spectral color with its own wavelength on the visible spectrum of light, purple is a composite color made by combining red and blue.