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Re: Phonosemantics

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, December 10, 2007, 2:35
Hm.  I've read mentions of such links in pop-sci treatments (Pinker
vel sim).  I seem to recall that there hadn't been a conclusive study
but the consensus based on anecdotal evidence is that it doesn't go
very far beyond baby talk - something close to "ma" being associated
with mother/milk/breast, etc.  I'm afraid it was a while back and I no
longer know where I read it, and I could be totally misremembering.
 How's THAT for helpful? :\

On 12/9/07, <li_sasxsek@...> 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. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>