Wednesday, September 28, 2011

blue #2

Oh the things we take for granted. Did you know that not all languages have a different word for blue and green? me neither until I read this

"The application of terms to ranges of the visible spectrum are essentially arbitrary, cultural conventions. The notion of "green" in modern European languages corresponds to about 520–570 nm, but many historical and non-European languages make other choices"  From Wikipedia

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