[PD] pdmtl abstractions questions and comments

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu Jul 5 03:33:12 CEST 2007

On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Jamie Bullock wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 13:00 -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> verb/is article/this noun/sentence adjective/easier prep/to verb/read ?
> Yes, but how do you resolve:
> verb/colour
> noun/colour
> adjective/colour

the verb could be written "colourise".

the verb could be prefixed with "to ", as an infinitive, while the noun 

there is no adjective "colour", although like many nouns it can be used in 
several grammatical cases to form adjective-like prefixes such as in 

> video/colour
> audio/colour

That is a good example; also there are several definitions of colour in 
use in video and/or visual arts. Colour is often assumed to be the 
information in a RGB pixel or equivalent, but sometimes it's assumed to 
include opacity as well. However, on my old telly, "COLOR" means "chroma 
gain" (saturation gain) instead, and that's also what "colour" means in 
Video4Linux1 digitiser settings. "Colour balance" usually means "chroma 
offset", nothing to do with luma and thus nothing to do with the whole of 
RGB, but not directly saturation either. In elementary school, our teacher 
was proud to teach us that "black and white are not REAL colours!".

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