Asymmetries in the distribution of composite and derived basic color categories

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (6):957-958 (1999)
PURPLE (RED-and-BLUE) is the most frequently occurring derived (binary) basic color term (BCT), but there is never a named composite BCT meaning RED-or-BLUE. GREEN-or-BLUE is the most frequently named composite color category, but there is never a BCT for the corresponding derived (binary) category CYAN (BLUE-and-GREEN). Why?
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X99372216
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