Words for smells
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 8, 2005, 5:46|
Another consequence of a subterranean existence...
Odours are rather more significant to the Noygooros
(lit. "Underworld.people") orcs as a means of recognition and even getting
around in the dark.
I'm thinking about trying to group odours into a spectrum or array of some
form similar to what people do with colours. I mean, there are a large
number of different shades that can all be lumped together as "blue"-
cobalt, royal, sky blue, turquoise, denim, and so on.
Can you do this with odours? What odours would you use as the "cardinal
odours"- the categories like blue, red, green and so on that can be broken
into different shades?
Help! I feel like I've let my imagination take a leap that my logic can't
keep up with!