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Rohrer & Klingner Kastanienbraun (Maroon)

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#1 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 13:44

Rohrer & Klingner is continuing their Limited Edition yearly inks after the Aubergine last year.

This year it is labelled "R & K Kastanienbraun" or Maroon.

 

https://www.rohrer-k...id=1056&lang=en

 

Looks more brownish and not maroon to me though...



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#2 Biber

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 14:22

That would be chestnut brown, not maroon. Hence the chestnuts next to the bottle in the image.  


Edited by Biber, 19 November 2019 - 14:23.

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#3 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 14:43

The chestnut picture is indicative of the of the color but again R&K themselves are the ones calling it Maroon.

Not sure if Maroon as a word has different meaning in German.



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 15:19

The chestnut picture is indicative of the of the color but again R&K themselves are the ones calling it Maroon.

Not sure if Maroon as a word has different meaning in German.

 

 

Yea, I think they've stumbled over a "false friend". The German word for (edible) Chestnut is "Marone", which is very similar to the English word Maroon and comes from the same root (Marron, from French). See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 19:34

Just placed my order.


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#6 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 21:58

 

 

Yea, I think they've stumbled over a "false friend". The German word for (edible) Chestnut is "Marone", which is very similar to the English word Maroon and comes from the same root (Marron, from French). See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon

 

Ah now this makes sense, something feels off when they called it Maroon.

Thanks for pointing it out.


Edited by penzel_washinkton, 19 November 2019 - 21:58.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 06:46

in japan, chestnuts are called 'maroon'.  so 'maroon' ink color to me is the color of chestnut's skin, which is reddish brown.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 15:46

This has been such a fascinating topic (perhaps unintentionally so). I never would have thought of maroon as a shade of brown, yet it would seem that others would never have thought it a shade of red.  


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