Re: yellow

From: tolgs001
Message: 18030
Date: 2003-01-24

>>For "white" there is clear no Latin word even if there is
>>"albus" in latin (see Alboca, Albocensii& co for getic space)
>Why isn't <albus> a "clear" term for 'white', in your opinion?
It's a word with an IE etymology and a host of Latin derivatives,
and I can't see what could prevent us from regarding it as a
basic colour term in Latin


A translation attempt: <Al. wishes to say>

<<"Romanian "alb" (masc. & neutr. sing.) and "alba" (fem. sing.),
"albi" (masc. plur.), "albe" (fem. & neutr. plur.) cannot be of
Latin origin, since in the territory of the ancient Dacian-Moesian-
Thracian & Illyrian populations there were toponyms such as
"Alboca", as well as populaces known (in Latin) as "Albocensi">>.

George Stana

What is a translation? On a platter
A poet's pale and glaring head,
A parrot's screech, a monkey's chatter,
And profanation of the dead. (Vladimir Nabokov :)