The very interesting thing is that the Ancient civilizations had no word for blue. It was the last color that appeared in many languages, including Greek , Chinese, Japanese and Hebrew .
In the ” Odyssey ,” Homer describes the sea ” as dark wine .” According to one linguist that we are not going to mention , each culture begins with the words for dark and light, and then they describe the color red, and yellow and green , and finally blue . Does this mean that you really can not see anything unless you have a word for it ?
This may be true. The Himba tribe in Namibia has no word for blue. In a experiment psychologist Gilles Davidoff did a research including the tribe and concluded that without a word of a certain color is more difficult to distinguish that color of the rest. So maybe people saw the color, but they did not distinguished it like different.
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