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=
> > 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=
> colors for the remainder.
> '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.
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