yudi is colour in KiLiKi.
KiLiKi has eleven basic colours and five intensifiers to denote the intensity of these colours. These intensifiers can be also used to modify any adjective or adverb in KiLiKi. First, we will explore the eleven basic colours.
As colours are used as adjectives, they end with a -ja suffix. When you want to use the colour as a noun meaning whiteness, then you can remove the –ja and use just vayu.
sufi is skin
kaaryu-ja sufi is black skin
Jee is metal (we saw in seven elements)
Jeeyu-ja is grey or gray.
There are languages which have just two words to differentiate colours. Some have four. In many langauges, green and blue are the same colour. It’s language that shapes our mind to see colours in a certain way.
rariyu-ja is red.
Vee is aether
Veenaa is sky
Veeyu-ja is blue
lee is leaf
leeyu-ja is green
rae is sun
raeyu-ja is yellow
pinyu-ja is pink
pinyu-ja sepaa is pink dress
ziziliyu-ja is violet
ziziliyu-ja veenaa is violet sky
ranjaloochi is orange(fruit)
ranjayu-ja is orange(colour)
yee is wood (one of our seven elements)
yeeti is tree
yeeyu-ja is brown
These are the eleven basic colours in KiLiKi. Wee can use the intensifiers in the following section to describe the intensity of these colours.
KiLiKi has five level intensifiers. These intensifiers can be added in front of any adverb or adjective to denote the intensity of the description.
ule – slight
dule – mild
mole – average
chole – super
file – extreme
The english translations of these words may not be exact equivalents for the transition from slight to extreme. They are used only to give an idea of how the intensity varies.
We can remember these five intensifiers easily with the first five numbers. unoa, dunoa, movoa, chovoa and fiboa. The first sound of these letters combine with le to form these intensifiers.
We will see how we can use these intensifiers in phrases and sentences.
ule pinyu-ja sepaa is slight pink dress
chole deb-ja yeeti is super small tree
file rariyu-ja kazi is extreme red car
We have to note that the intensifier describes only the descriptor and not the object. In the above example extreme is only for red and not for the car.
chole boathoa-ja miyaagari is super fat cat
chole thobo-ja miyaagari is super thin cat
We can see how chole can be used to describe both fat and thin.
thaa file seeleeree-va hoofaani-de is she is coming extemely slow.
In the above example an intensifier is used to describe an adverb.
Each of the colours mentioned in this article can be combined with the five intensifiers to get another fifty five shades of colours.
ule veeyu-ja – slight blue (lightest)
dule veeyu-ja – mild blue
mole veeyu-ja – average blue
chole veeyu-ja – super blue
file veeyu-ja – extreme blue (darkest)
Now, you can play with colours in kiLiki.