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Re: Conlangs: a window on the mind?

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Monday, October 5, 1998, 20:58
On Sun, 4 Oct 1998, Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:
> > > and each vowel has a colour so I can see with my eyes syllables in > > color : a =3D red, i =3D yellow, o =3D orange, e =3D white, French u =3D= > green, > > u =3D dark blue, French eu =3D light blue to light grey depending on > > consonnant. > > I first thought that our vowel-to-color schemes were very different but > then I realized that you might be thinking of the English "long" vowels. > So your "a" is about [e], "i" about [a], and "e" about [i]. Which makes > your colors for those sounds the same as mine! Although I think my "o" > ([o]) is brown and my Norwegian "o" ([u], French "ou") is black. Orange > is around English "a" in "hat" (Norwegian "=E6", [E]?.) I don't really ha= > ve > colors for the remainder. > > Greetings, > =D8rjan. > > --=20 > 'What Einstein called "the happiest thought of my life" was his > realization that gravity and acceleration are both made of orange > Jello.' - from a non-crackpot sci.physics.relativity posting > >
Sorry Orjan, but actualkly my vowels are plain French ones so we see different colours in vowels, which is very normal and interesting : did you ever read this Rimbaud's poem describing his own vowels' colours ? To him French a is black and o is green. I think that vowels' colours are a very important feature of our conlangers' mind even though some don't realise it. By the way, is it snowing in Norway by then already ? I enjoyed Oslo very much...last summer. ----- See the original message at -- Free e-mail group hosting at