The sea is never one colour. But in Cornish there is a single word, glas, which can capture all the colours of the water: blue, green, pale grey.
[gla:z (M); glæ:z (L)] – blue, green, grey. Cornish is perhaps most closely related to Welsh and Breton languages. Omniglot
Glass does feel Welsh to me!
It is a very similar language both written and sound.
And you speak them both fluently! 😉
Haha… I did get used to a few Welsh words living in the Marches, but these Breton languages are far too difficult for me.
That is a term worth knowing, Jude. Wonderful photo rendition.
I thought I’d lost a letter at first! Ours is silky smooth today with swirls of green where the seaweed washes in. ⛱️💕 Any improvement in the patient?
Judging by the wind up here I am guessing we have a lot of white horses today! Patient asleep at the moment – just been helping me paint the conservatory!! Back to hospital on Friday.
Ideal shot to illustrate this lovely word 🙂 I’ve just finished reading The Salt Path and towards the end Raynor Winn describes the colours of Cornwall as blue, green and black. I agree with that 🙂 (Recommend the book too if you haven’t read it.)
Thanks Sandra. I will look it up.
What an extraordinarily useful word. And oh the ocean!!!
That’s a great word for a great concept.
It would be interesting to hear all your readers pronouncing that word with all our varied accents 🙂 Tis a beautiful photo!
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