Re: CHAT: TAN CHAT: synaesthesia (was OT CHAT: Asperger's syndrome)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 4, 2000, 18:10|
[Please excuse if this discussion has progressed beyond what
I'm replying to; I have to rely on subject field headings,
because pressure of work has left me with a backlog of 5500
unread messages even after deleting known timewasters.]
> According to literature there seems to be a general scheme:
> [i] yellow [y] green [u] blue
> [e] orange [%] brown [@] grey [o] purple
> [a] red
> Note how the vowel triangle and color triangle are isometric!
> It works for me, tho it is not as strong as with Jonathan.
I'd be really really thrilled if you could direct me to this literature.
My associations are similar but less elegant:
[i] yellow [y] grey/mauve [u] purple
[e] orange [%] brown [o] blue/green
Consonants are also coloured, e.g. [f] - mustard, brownish yellow.
The associations are strong enough that words I invent sound right or
wrong according to how well they conform to the associations, and that
when I've forgetfully invented words with the same meaning on different
occasions separated by much time they have had very similar sounds, but
not strong enough for them to impinge on my consciousness when I'm
not thinking about them (e.g. I don't see red when someone says soemthing
with [a] in).