Colours

The basic colour terms are all verbs:

baju bY blue

sa s yellow

miku M> red

millu M;W brown

kiʔa K;a white

ga g black

Baju bY blue covers both light and dark blue, the darkest violets, and all but the lightest shades of green. Sa s yellow covers the lightest shades of orange and green, as well as standard yellow. Miku M> red refers to all of red and pink, light purples and most of the orange spectrum, however, dark orange is subsumed under millu M;W brown.

The figure above shows which shades are referred to by which term. Kiʔa K;a white is used to refer to very light greys, as well as the usual white. Ga g black is used to refer to the darker greys, tending towards the black.

All colour terms can be compounded to refer to specific hues.

mikumulu M>UW blood red

bajukunubi bY>IB sky blue

kiʔamasi K;amS snow white