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Diachronic Trends in Latin ’ s Basic Color Vocabulary

@inproceedings{Gering2015DiachronicTI,
  title={Diachronic Trends in Latin ’ s Basic Color Vocabulary},
  author={E. Gering},
  year={2015}
}
The Latin language contains a number of synonymous terms in its basic color categories. The goal of this essay is to trace the diachronic trends of such terms; to discover which term, if any, is the favored term for a color category; and to determine whether it became established as such in sequence with the Universal Evolution (UE) model. I examine the frequencies of all potentially-basic color terms in the extant texts of five authors chosen to represent a span of about six hundred years… Expand

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