Lemizh / English dictionary
to make (colour) orange
yphilkà. to make (colour) cerulean (blue-green, a colour between blue and cyan/turquoise)
While the Gheans applied the term əpshqⁿə̄ only to a specific hue of orange, which they despised, the range of meaning was somewhat widened in Early New Lemizh. Modern Lemizh views the complete range between red and yellow as yphÌ.; and any negative connotations are obsolete.
Being the only ‘female’ of the basic colour words (see the etymology section), orange is perceived as overwhelmingly girly.
gender change of
< NLem yphakn‑a
< LMLem, MLem yphkn‑yr
< Ghe əpshqⁿ‑ə̄ /əpʃqⁿɯː/
Gender change was caused by simplification of yphilk-kÌ. ‘cerulean’ to yphil-kÌ..