Why The Ancient Greeks Couldn't See Blue

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Pedro Henrique
Pedro Henrique

More Sapir-whorf videos please hahahahha

Vor 16 Stunden
Giannhss
Giannhss

sorry what?

Vor 21 Stunde
Olesya Kryvoruchko
Olesya Kryvoruchko

Red. In old Slavic cultures, color red was associated with beauty. Which made it to modern language Krasny(red)-Krasiviy(beautiful), but in old times Karasniy/aya was the word for beauty. Like the sun. One of the theories is that it was associated with the sun, other theories draw connection to red dye (which was rare to find and expensive), red boots were every girl's dream.

Vor Tag
mohammad abdul rahim
mohammad abdul rahim

In the end boys, the sky is blue

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Mark Boudreaux
Mark Boudreaux

Sorry, the Bible mentions God's throne as being a sapphire hue. Most sapphires are blue and the two names for the color are considered kin. Pink isn't a shade. It's a tint, since white is mixed into the color red to produce it. Shades are produced by mixing the color black into a basic color, either by physical manipulation or changes in light.

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Robert Cuminale
Robert Cuminale

The Hebrew Bible has numerous references to the color blue. There were numerous parts in the temple that used blue, curtains, doors, decorations like pomegranates, the ephod, loops on the curtains,etc. Start with Exodus 25:4 to Ezekiel 27:7 and you see the examples. The tallis of our corners that men were to wear was to have a thread of blue in it. I use a concordance, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance is the best to me.

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Gibson Moore
Gibson Moore

yeah it is called the Baader Meinhof phenomenon.

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איתן כהן
איתן כהן

The Bible has the color blue, תכלת. It is mentioned several times.

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Why tho
Why tho

All the dislikes are from crip members

Vor 2 Tage
Elina Lioris
Elina Lioris

Άρα το κυανό και το γαλανό δεν σου λένε τίποτα εσένα?

Vor 2 Tage
I M A S H O E
I M A S H O E

Blue is the gen z of colors

Vor 2 Tage
I Love Ronald McDonald He Is Cool
I Love Ronald McDonald He Is Cool

You can get dark pink and pale red, their easily recognisable.

Vor 2 Tage
tiago game altink
tiago game altink

China yus purple

Vor 3 Tage
tiago game altink
tiago game altink

Greek yus blu

Vor 3 Tage
tiago game altink
tiago game altink

Egypten jus blu

Vor 3 Tage
The Journey
The Journey

Seeings how im a scholar of such things. In the Bible, the word 'blue' occurs fifty times, all of which are in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word translated as this color is tekeleth (Strong's Concordance #H8504), which is a reference to the animal from which the dye is obtained. Its meaning in Scripture is that of representing God (Exodus 24:10, 25:3, 38:18, Numbers 4:6 - 12, 2Chronicles 2:7, Ezekiel 1:26, etc.), royalty (Esther 1:6, Ezekiel 23:6, Jeremiah 10:9), riches (Ezekiel 27:7, 24) or service to God and godly living (Exodus 28:6, 8, 13, 31, Numbers 15:38 - 40, Esther 8:15). Exodus, written about 1468 bc, this is not a well researched video

Vor 3 Tage
August Booth
August Booth

It seems more like they described black as a very dark shade of blue, no?

Vor 3 Tage
Samsuffi 200
Samsuffi 200

I'm blue

Vor 3 Tage
Brooque613
Brooque613

Um, blue IS mentioned in the Hebrew bible. The word Techelet (תְּכֵלֶת) is a specific blue shade that comes from a sea snail and is mentioned in the book of Numbers. It's also found in other Hebrew texts like the story of Queen Esther where it's mentioned alongside Argaman (אַרְגָּמָן), which is purple.

Vor 3 Tage
Constantinos Nicolakis
Constantinos Nicolakis

Ffffffff u fake

Vor 4 Tage
Kawa Gucci
Kawa Gucci

Ancient People : No blu People in 2021 :*queues Eiffel 65 Im blue* and dance

Vor 4 Tage
ANIMATOR KiD
ANIMATOR KiD

Blue is mentioned in INDIAN EPICS cuz in Mahabharata and Ramayana Rama and Krishna are blue color

Vor 4 Tage
thomas aquinas
thomas aquinas

Blue dye from shells was one of the few colors that could be controlled in those days. So, I wonder if this blue story is true...

Vor 4 Tage
Piroclanidis
Piroclanidis

Red Black White are All i see In my infancy

Vor 4 Tage
Hell of edits 2.0
Hell of edits 2.0

Τι μαλακιες λεει αυτος

Vor 4 Tage
Serena
Serena

Blue is the new black.

Vor 4 Tage
Red
Red

Μπλε, να το είπα xddd

Vor 5 Tage
Pierre Abbat
Pierre Abbat

If Hebrew didn't have blue, what was תכלת, and how did it differ from ארגמן?

Vor 5 Tage
KDD0063
KDD0063

what a clickbait lying title. you offer no proof they couldn't see blue. They saw blue and just considered it a shade of another color because it was uncommon...

Vor 5 Tage
Ingo Schweitzer
Ingo Schweitzer

Trying to explain the logic sounds so illogical. At no time of a clear DAY do I ever see black when I look skyward. It would be more believable that the sky actually was different due to whatever; lots of volcanic eruptions, massive dust clouds happening more often - whatever. But describing the sky as wine-dark doesn’t even hint at blue. And if all the ancient civilizations did the same thing, why do we think they just didn’t know how to describe what we see?

Vor 5 Tage
Serena Birkhead
Serena Birkhead

3,45,9 this is pi followed by

Vor 5 Tage
Dinamike .21
Dinamike .21

20 19 18 17 16 15 here we start seeing blue??? WHATA FK

Vor 5 Tage
Vivi Marie Fedorov
Vivi Marie Fedorov

Such an underrated color 🔵💠💙📘🇬🇷

Vor 5 Tage
HARRY Carry
HARRY Carry

Wot no orange??

Vor 5 Tage
music by tolis
music by tolis

I assure you, kids ask “why is the sky blue” in Greece 😌😌

Vor 5 Tage
Purple Wolfie 69
Purple Wolfie 69

Me a Greek person:...

Vor 5 Tage
Dad Time
Dad Time

I didn't realize I was color blind until now. Literally.

Vor 5 Tage
jon a
jon a

therefore mozart wasn’t a genius

Vor 6 Tage
dallen3000
dallen3000

I've noticed a similar effect, and is part of the reason I became a motorcyclist. After realizing how little my mind recognized motorcycles on the road, I started riding so that I would notice them more.

Vor 6 Tage
PETER JOHN BRANDAL
PETER JOHN BRANDAL

Your presentation is flawed since the ancient Greeks had two words for different shades of blue: Cyanó and Galanó.

Vor 6 Tage
Hamman Samuel
Hamman Samuel

And then the Starbucks White Chick started naming every shade of color

Vor 6 Tage
Subhmay Patra
Subhmay Patra

Ancient Indian texts does have reference to the colour blue. Many ancient texts in India describes lord Shiva as "Neelakantha" where "Neela" means blue and "Kantha" means throat. The one who has a blue throat. Many gods and goddesses in India are also depicted and described as Blue in colour (Representing their Blue aura) like Goddess Kali (She is also depicted a Black though), Goddess Tara, Lord Krishna and Lord Rama. All were blue. There are also many descriptions of Blue Lotus in ancient Indian texts.

Vor 6 Tage
James Newcomer
James Newcomer

All I can say is that I think 164K people got trolled. Oh...and the of course the ancient Greeks could see blue.

Vor 6 Tage
Baba Boobear
Baba Boobear

This isn't true. However, there is are colors that nobody can see.

Vor 6 Tage
Γρηγόρης Αλεξανδρής
Γρηγόρης Αλεξανδρής

Homer was blind...

Vor 6 Tage
ZeroCool
ZeroCool

Because God loves the Infantry.

Vor 7 Tage
Kushi Lyon
Kushi Lyon

When he said "Himba from Namibia" I felt represented 🇳🇦🇳🇦🇳🇦

Vor 7 Tage
Alex Mamedy
Alex Mamedy

Noticing is voluntary

Vor 7 Tage
The Niwo
The Niwo

Orange is just a very light brown.

Vor 7 Tage
J Olson
J Olson

Really good talk, I thought. Fascinating.

Vor 7 Tage
Green Ranger
Green Ranger

I don't know about ancient Greeks but now we are ok

Vor 7 Tage
Lydia Lewthwaite
Lydia Lewthwaite

1:53 is this where ‘rainbow order’ came from??

Vor 7 Tage
Electrickiller 098
Electrickiller 098

Maybe the sky was like jojo part 4

Vor 7 Tage
Tobias Bradley
Tobias Bradley

what a load of shit

Vor 8 Tage
Abbie Ryon
Abbie Ryon

Could this be part of the reason women seem to see more colors than men? Because they have been “trained” with more color names and such?

Vor 8 Tage
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΛΙΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΛΙΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

Thiw is the stupidest thing I have heard. I am Greek and at school at 3 class of junior highschool we have subjct called Helene(Ελενη) from Euripidis(Ευριπιδης). At the book which is exact translation of the ancient text, at a scene a caractere named Menelaos(Μενελαος) sayw that he was travelling at the wide blue sea. So thiw video says bullshit and I hope nobody takes it seriously.

Vor 8 Tage
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΛΙΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΛΙΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

Φιλε σε μεταφραση το εχω και εγω αλλα λεει μπλε😂😂

Vor 7 Tage
Wake No.
Wake No.

Και για πες μου πως λεγόταν το μπλέ στα αρχαία ελληνικά; Ξερόλα! Stupidity is unstoppable.

Vor 7 Tage
theSupercasa
theSupercasa

Was anyone else, by the end of this video, like, looking at the sky or the guys blue shirt and be like: well, yep, that totally looks just like a brighter shade of black though...

Vor 8 Tage
comic cat
comic cat

For them it was probably just like the colour of air

Vor 8 Tage
Alena Adler
Alena Adler

If only there were a language where learners could tell the nouns from the verbs, and the adverbs from the adjectives just as soon as they started learning it... oh wait there is!

Vor 8 Tage
Sunshine Judy
Sunshine Judy

I think that this is more than just interesting, and it is that. But moreover, this finding has serious implications for what has become of American English today, particularly among younger people , people who are addicted to texting and social media,who like to speak in initials and abbreviations. For many people, our language has become tremendously simplified. For example, the word “awesome“ almost has no meaning at all, when it used to mean something that was really awe-inspiring. The same simple words are used these days over and over. People have become lazy, perhaps - whatever it is, many people are not learning to use synonyms, they are not making the effort to use language to define nuances. So what you are saying is that this simplified use of language also makes people’s minds “simpler” e.g., dumber - Maybe less capable of understanding complex ideas. If so, I find that scary. We live in a very complicated world now, and we need for people to be able to perceive and understand complex ideas. And it starts with an understanding of our language.

Vor 9 Tage
James Reeve
James Reeve

One correlation in the development of language could also be the way human's vision develops. When babies are born, they first see black and white, with red being next, followed by yellow, green blue.

Vor 9 Tage
Zissis Alimoudis
Zissis Alimoudis

I like how he is talking about a blind man about colors

Vor 9 Tage
RonnanPlayz8175
RonnanPlayz8175

Description: *This BLUE my mind*

Vor 10 Tage
Elleila Fares
Elleila Fares

Basically they didn’t have the word blue?

Vor 10 Tage
MrShadow8921
MrShadow8921

Lol the ancient Egyptians developed what is called Egyptian blue from calcium copper silicate, a natural resource found in the Nile Valley. Some of the oldest examples are displayed in the temple reliefs of Pharoah Ka-Sen of the first dynasty in the Old kingdom more than 5000 years ago. Approximately 2500 years before Greek civilization began.

Vor 10 Tage
Connect to the Internet
Connect to the Internet

For the same reason as with pink, I definitely think we should have separate words for "blue" and "light blue", "green" and "light green", etc.

Vor 10 Tage
Wake No.
Wake No.

Fun fact in Greek, we have a separate word for light blue today.

Vor 7 Tage
Khoa Tran Dang
Khoa Tran Dang

I just found out that in this vid, langfocus also briefly mentioned how people speaking defend languages perceives colors, interesting how the vid is basically a rant but has very good info in it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWhXyeFYjc

Vor 10 Tage
John Smith
John Smith

Because Greeks all had brown on the mind. being you know....

Vor 10 Tage
tasoshunter
tasoshunter

greek gang where u at

Vor 10 Tage
MrFattyfatfatboy
MrFattyfatfatboy

Am twice the age of this kid and he is amazing .

Vor 11 Tage
Majo de la Guardia
Majo de la Guardia

Because that’s the order in which we see them, the electromagnetic spectrum and all that

Vor 11 Tage
Rebecca Bratt
Rebecca Bratt

Comparing it to language was very helpful. My ex is Lao so I was constantly exposed to the language (I also was exposed to similar languages like Thai a lot). At first it was just gibberish to me. I still don't understand a word (okay, I know like 4 words), but I can tell when it's Lao being spoken as opposed to Thai bc of certain patterns I picked up on over time.

Vor 11 Tage
신동범
신동범

I mean, scp-ex sky blue sky right?

Vor 11 Tage
Bethel Eleonu
Bethel Eleonu

......They still can see blue

Vor 11 Tage
Aries McDaniel
Aries McDaniel

I am colorblind. This was weird.

Vor 12 Tage
Kargoneth
Kargoneth

@AsapSCIENCE I could barely see the light green circle. It was only after you pointed it out to me that I saw it. Interesting.

Vor 12 Tage
J. Miguel Barberi
J. Miguel Barberi

This is called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis of Ethnolinguistics. You got something wrong, and repeated it many times: people whose language don't have a word for a colour (for example "blue") can still tell the difference between blue and any other colour BUT... If you ask them "what is that colour?", they don't have a different word to tell it apart. And, if you give them three objects, lets say a blue scarf, a green ball and a black paper, they would know they have three different colours, but if you ask them later "what colour was the scarf?" they wouldn't remember, and would tell you either green or black...

Vor 12 Tage
Panagiotis Markopoulos
Panagiotis Markopoulos

you did not answer the prime question , perhaps you should do a part 2

Vor 12 Tage
Alicen Lynne
Alicen Lynne

They didn't have words for these colors.

Vor 12 Tage
Gisela Teubner
Gisela Teubner

The ancient Greeks had contacts with Egypt and at least there, blue is the most important colour, that's why I find that hard to believe. We are all humans, greeks included, and can see the same spectrum...

Vor 12 Tage
Yan Apostolides
Yan Apostolides

Blue existed, Greeks and all other ancient cultures could see it. The title and premise of the video is shit. Low resolution explanations resemble complete lies. https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-hope-to-understand-how-the-greeks-saw-their-world

Vor 7 Tage
Anusree Achuthan
Anusree Achuthan

ancient indian used to cultivate indigo crop which gives them blue,, so it isn't an absence of that color

Vor 13 Tage
Aaron Walderslade
Aaron Walderslade

Orange is also the same colour as red, just a lighter version. Both are from magenta and yellow light combined. So you'll equally find orange missing from early cultures. The early cultures probably saw blue as a sort of grey. Somewhere between white and black. And they would have had very few actual grey objects. The exact classification of colours probably coincides with the more exact mixing of colour for representational painting.

Vor 13 Tage
MarvelDcImage
MarvelDcImage

In old comic books black was shaded blue to show shade differences. Superman's hair would be black and blue and Batman is shown as wearing a blue costume though it is black the the blue is supposed to show light shining on the black

Vor 13 Tage
Kenny Rider
Kenny Rider

People who had NDE'S claim to have seen colors that don't exist yet. I imagine if we could adjust our eyes surgically we could see a lot more colors that have always been around us, but we didn't know it.

Vor 13 Tage
Joe Mummerth
Joe Mummerth

not that odd , the american indians had no word for black , they considered it a dark shade of blue ! so the black hills of south dakota , are actually the blue hills !

Vor 13 Tage
Stella Aster
Stella Aster

This video is nonsense. They had other words to describe the color that resembles blue.

Vor 13 Tage
John Gabriel
John Gabriel

While the Ancient Greeks didn't have a general colour called "Blue", they did have words which conveyed the colour. For example, the sky (ουρανός) and ocean (ωκεανός) describe the colour blue. The word "cyan" (κυανό) comes from the Greek word for ocean. There is also the word ουράνη which is the Greek word that describes the colour of the sky and is directly derived from it. So, it's not actually true that the Ancient Greeks didn't have a word for blue - they had many different words for the different hues of blue.

Vor 14 Tage
Michael Nance
Michael Nance

Numbers 15:38 uses the Hebrew word tchelet תכלת, which is the Ancient Hebrew word for the light blue color of the sky. The term occurs quite frequently in the Hebrew bible. There's some half-truths in this.

Vor 14 Tage
LIMITLESS
LIMITLESS

But Quran have mentioned many colors Also *blue*

Vor 14 Tage
Joel Joseph
Joel Joseph

There's a tribe of South American Indians living in the Amazon rainforest that make no cultural distinction between green (like the forest canopy) and blue (like the sky) and use the same word for both colors.

Vor 14 Tage
Alex Victoria
Alex Victoria

I wonder this about eastern European languages that have two different words for light and dark blue (eg Russian сений and голубой) and in German, for example where there's a distinction between what we would consider pinks; 'pink' and 'rosa'.

Vor 14 Tage
Lauter Unvollkommenheit
Lauter Unvollkommenheit

Animals can see color. It would be interesting to know what words they use for them.

Vor 14 Tage
kitemanmusic
kitemanmusic

The Heblue Bible? (lol)

Vor 14 Tage
Der HerrDirektor
Der HerrDirektor

The implications are endless...

Vor 14 Tage
Chris Gavouras
Chris Gavouras

I was about to comment about Egyptian blue but nope! He covered that too😂

Vor 15 Tage
Mayra Hoy
Mayra Hoy

Our language has trained our brains in a million crazy ways 😳

Vor 15 Tage
วงศพัทธ์ วิชา 41
วงศพัทธ์ วิชา 41

I often argue with my mother about our carpet, my mother said it's green, I saw it black.

Vor 15 Tage
Woot_Watdan
Woot_Watdan

In Thailand Many senior people, especially in the country side will call 'blue' as 'green'

Vor 16 Tage
Huseyin Sozen
Huseyin Sozen

Why don't you just check Japanese and Turkish? Maybe Korean, too. I think you might find a difference. There's this word "Aoi" in Japanese which represents the sky color, so is the word "Gök" is used for color blue and the sky in old Turkic. I don't know Korean so I cannot tell for sure, but please do check the others. (P.S: I'm suggesting not because I know it for sure, but because I know some texts one of which is Orkun scripts for Turkish and you can find many Japanese text of the early scriptures they've written after they got the alphabet from China. And maybe Chinese as well. They keep almost everything written.

Vor 16 Tage
Enforcement Droid Series 209
Enforcement Droid Series 209

Did no one have blue eyes back then?

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