Kues Serr-nerh? / Kues Serr-ner'ery?
Click to play an interactive matching game to compare color terms for round things, animals/birds, and contemporary color constructions.
Colors and numbers work differently in the Yurok language. There are many different ways to say an object's color depending on its other characteristics (for example: red, flat thing is different than red animal or red, round thing, and so on.)
There are also newer constructions for color terms like 'err-werh son' "it's like grass" or 'wer'-err-gerch son' "it's like alder."
In this game, you will be matching round thing colors to their animal counterparts and you will also be matching newer color constructions to the objects that they resemble (skoy-on son' "blue" would match with skoy-on "sky").
How fast can you match all the sets?