Jehovah vs. kamisama, colors
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 2, 2001, 21:09|
From: "Matt M." <matt_mcl@...>
> > I like that. Is it /'kri.sak/ ?
> no, /'Sri.saS/.
Ah. <c> is one of those letters of the alphabet that you never *do* know how to
pronounce when you first see it in a language. (What's it got? [k], [s], [ts],
[In transcribing Hadwan it's /ts/. I prefer to use a <c> with dot above, but I
can't do that to the mailing list.]
> > > I think Yoon Ha might be know the Chinese character
> > > for Japn "aoi" (if you can see this ---> Â)
> Then, of course, there are those Welsh words that correspond to 'green' and
> 'blue', except that vegetation is 'blue'...
I did a kind of quasi-experiment after reading Berlin & Kay's _Basic Color
Terms_ again the other week. I decided for a while to completely dissociate
'blue' into light blue 'sky' and dark blue 'indy' (< 'indigo'). It's a very
weird feeling to see colors differently like that--it is I suppose analogous to
turning allophones into separate phonemes. My senses had always known the
difference, but it's very strange to get the mind to do it.
[Beforehand, the carpet was just 'blue'; afterwards it was a bizarre random
noise 'pattern' of both colors...]