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Colours and Intensifiers

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.

Image 1 : White

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.

Image 2 : Black

sufi is skin
kaaryu-ja sufi is black skin

Image 3: Grey

Jee is metal (we saw in seven elements)
Jeeyu-ja is grey or gray.

Image 4 : Red

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.

Image 5 : Blue

Vee is aether
Veenaa is sky
Veeyu-ja is blue

Image 6 : Green

lee is leaf
leeyu-ja is green

Image 7 : Yellow

rae is sun
raeyu-ja is yellow

Image 8 : Pink

pinyu-ja is pink
pinyu-ja sepaa is pink dress

Image 9 : Violet

ziziliyu-ja is violet
ziziliyu-ja veenaa is violet sky

Image 10 : Orange

ranjaloochi is orange(fruit)
ranjayu-ja is orange(colour)

Image 11 : Brown

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.

Image 12 : Intensifiers


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-jaslight blue (lightest)
dule veeyu-jamild blue
mole veeyu-ja average blue
chole veeyu-jasuper blue
file veeyu-jaextreme blue (darkest)

Now, you can play with colours in kiLiki.