Posted by: ccclib | January 18, 2011

The color of the sky differs among languages.

Apparently some languages not only have no word for the color blue, but because of that semantic underpinning they don’t think of the sky as being blue.  Instead, some describe it as a gradient of black or some other color.

Britannica’s blog explores this fascinating phenomenon presented in a recent book by Guy Deutscher:

The Sky is Black? The World, Language, and the Mind


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