On Jun 4, 2007, at 1:31 AM, Rob Bryan wrote:
2) As a player who knows a game with one color set, looking at a
position in the other and just "seeing" it. Here, I strongly prefer
Andy's mapping. If I look at a Homeworlds position in Xeno colors and
tell my brain to find the Yellow peices (or Red or Green or Blue), it
finds the right ones.
Right on! I feel exactly the same way.
I'm honestly surprised at all the "blue = cyan" opinions being
voiced. Perhaps it's my linguistic interests at work here, but I
don't see the similarity as particularly strong. In Hebrew, for
example, nobody would use the word "kahol" (blue) to describe
"tkhelet" (cyan). Cyan is a color all its own. It's sort of bluish,
but it's also sort of greenish, in the same way orange is sort of
My guess is that most people don't really *see* the colors as
strongly equivalent, but they *think* the English color names "blue"
and "light blue", and having been trained to consider cyan a kind of
blue, they make the connection that way.