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    describing colours to a blind person..

    if u were to describe any colour ( black,blue,purple,gold,silver ) to a blind man , how would u do it?...
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    #2
    Re: describing colours to a blind person..

    You could only describe it scientifically.
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      #3
      Re: describing colours to a blind person..

      You could describe it using other senses,
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        #4
        Re: describing colours to a blind person..

        Originally posted by hiccup
        You could describe it using other senses,
        nah, cant do that.
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        The mind of the person is unable to generate the colour, therefore to him/her the colour does not exist. Therefore there is NO way to describe the colour.
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          #5
          Re: describing colours to a blind person..

          You can describe at least black. Black is not exactly a color, it is more like lack of any color or lack of any reflection of light. All a blind person 'sees' is black.

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            #6
            Re: describing colours to a blind person..

            Originally posted by Pakap
            You could only describe it scientifically.
            and how could you do that ?
            Patta patta boota boota haal hamaara jaane hai
            Jaane na jaane gul he na jaane, baagh to saara jaane hai

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              #7
              Re: describing colours to a blind person..

              Originally posted by hiccup
              You could describe it using other senses,
              what senses?..
              Patta patta boota boota haal hamaara jaane hai
              Jaane na jaane gul he na jaane, baagh to saara jaane hai

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                #8
                Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                Originally posted by FrozenFire
                and how could you do that ?
                Elementary school physics bro. Light is basically a transferring longitudinal wave of energy. The different colours, the spectrum, is made up of a range of wavelengths ranging from longest of red to shortest of purple which is visible to humans.
                Last edited by Pakap; Mar 11, 2006, 11:01 AM.
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                  #9
                  Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                  ^

                  but atleast he/she is unable to produce a visual.

                  -- Black is not a colour.
                  "The sky is my dome and the earth is my prayer mat"
                  - - -
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                    #10
                    Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                    A poet/artist is always using colours to convey moods. You do the opposite. itsme01, it is very possible. very much like describing emotion to someone autistic.
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                      #11
                      Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                      Umm i dont know..it can b very hard...blind ppl can never understand color cuz they dont know that there is a thing like a "color"..
                      I wonder what kinda images they see in their minds? i dont think they can even c black or white!

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                        #12
                        Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                        well you could to those who became blind as opposed to those born totally blind.

                        This is a great question and thread. MY hats off to you FFire!

                        I do think it is possible to describe color to the blind by mathematical and physical properties. They will comprehend it in a way different from others.
                        Last edited by The Curmudgeon; Mar 11, 2006, 04:41 PM.

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                          #13
                          Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                          Make a bigger question out of it. How do you describe "seeing" to a blind person?
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                            #14
                            Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                            Originally posted by Pakap
                            Make a bigger question out of it. How do you describe "seeing" to a blind person?


                            Well, i don't think u can actually 'describe colors' to a blind person...
                            if u could, we can't tell how they perceive colors... so we can only try a few things...Now, if the person turned blind after some incident, then he/she can understand colors by mere references

                            i will add another question...

                            can someone be blind from birth or does it just happen at certain age or thru an incident ?
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                              #15
                              Re: describing colours to a blind person..

                              Oh you can definately be blind by birth. I remember if the mother has a certain disease(s) (i think it was rubella) during child birth, then the pathogen infects the baby's eyes leading to blindness. Blindness can be caused by mutation and that is predetermined before birth. Other than that, uncontrolled diabetes, syphillis and AIDS can all lead to blindness.

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