|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 10, 2007, 4:54|
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone knows any good online resources related to
> phonosemantics. In particular, I'm looking for anything that may
> point to universal tendencies that connect certain sounds to
> certain meanings. I've tried a google search with little luck.
> The only thing I've found so far was related to English, but I'm
> trying to see if any general studies have been done.
For the psychotic perspective on the subject take a look at the language dubbed
"Mantong" by one Richard Shaver:
All human languages, you see, are descended from the language Mantong spoken by
the advanced species living inside the hollow Earth. To quote the wikipedia
artcile linked above, "In Mantong, each sound had a hidden meaning, and by
applying this formula to any word in any language, one could decode a secret
meaning to any word, name or phrase."