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OK, this question opens a wide field, namely the study of translationese or the language produced by translators. There is a list of postulated features of translationese (like normalization, convergence, and shining-through, cf. e.g. this paper by Bizzoni and Lapshinova-Koltunski or this one by Volansky, Ordan, and Wintner) that can be studied using corpora ...


In duiden (Dutch) and deuten (German) the native speaker will 'see' in their mind's eye the pointing finger of a person explaining something. In Dutch this is exemplified by the verb aanduiden, which implies the indicative gesture even stronger.


I'd say that the use of the modern English purple has shifted somewhat toward the violet side of the "line of purples" from its Latin origin purpura. This shows how English purple has generalised with the greater range of purple shades physically available. True Tyrian purple, from Bolinus brandaris, is certainly on the red side for my own range of ...


Here is some explanation: "In common English usage, purple is a range of hues of color occurring between red and blue. However, the meaning of the term purple is not well defined. There is confusion about the meaning of the terms purple and violet even among native speakers of English. Many native speakers of English in the United States refer to the ...

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