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nonesuch 3

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nonesuch 3: (a) two basic colour terms for BLUE and LIGHT BLUE
(b) and at the same time none for PURPLE

Where found
(a) Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian (East Slavonic, IE); Guatemalan Spanish, Italian (Romance, IE); Nepali (Indo-Aryan, IE); Turkish (Altaic)
(b) Russian from 17/18th up to early 19th century
Domain
lexicon
Subdomain
basic terms
Keywords
colour terms
Type
nonesuch
Universals violated
Source
Corbett, Greville G. & Gerry Morgan (1988). Colour terms in Russian: Reflections of typological constraints in a single language. Journal of Linguistics 24: 31-64.
Hippisley, Andrew (2001). Basic BLUE in East Slavonic. Linguistics 39: 151-179.

One Comment

  1. FP
    FP

    Or do suchlike finds belong with MORPHOLOGICAL rara/rarissima/nonesuches,
    since basicness crucially includes being morphologically simple or at any rate non-compositional?

    1. May 2020

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