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color, pigment; category, genre, flavor; colorful, diverse

semantic space · lipamanka

kule are aspects of senses. The most prototypical version of this is color, an aspect of sight, but kule can also refer to aspects of other senses. Here are some possibilities: For sound, kule can refer to timbre or pitch. For taste, kule could be a flavor. For touch, kule could be a type of texture. There are plenty of ways to be creative with kule, but the most common uses besides "color" are the ones I've listed associated with sound. In my opinion, kule needs more exploration, so for any proficient speakers reading this, go experiment with it!

ku translations

colour100, diverse36, LGBTQ+35, paint33, gay30, lesbian30, spectrum27

pu verbatim

ADJECTIVE colourful, pigmented, painted


core · 99% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Acadian French · couleur ‘color’

coined by jan Sonja


in addition to its pu-definitions, kule is sometimes used to talk about more general kinds of categories, like type, kind, flavour, gender, etc.

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color radical; perhaps the horizontal line indicates the sense of “the concept itself”. or perhaps a pictogram of light passing through a prism (color radical)

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