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Re: To Raymond (re: Uusisuom)

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Monday, April 30, 2001, 11:58
--- David Peterson <DigitalScream@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 4/26/01 5:22:45 AM, > yl112@CORNELL.EDU writes: > > << <thinking> Actually, this is more a > symbolism-reference than a > psychology-reference (I can't remember the psych-ref > offhand), but J.C. > Cooper's _Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional > Symbols_ discusses > color symbolism in various cultures (European, > classical, Chinese, > Indian, Japanese, and sometimes others are > mentioned). >> > > In our huge discussion of colors, my cognitive > science professor said > that the most salient, the most vivid, and most > widely known color is red, > and that people actually react differently to the > color red. The emotion it > attaches to is always powerful. Purple has nothing > attached to it, and many > languages don't have it. Anyway, I think Daniel > totally ignored my point not > about colors (which, true, is a small thing), but > about metaphor, and the > different way different languages map metaphor. I > think a universal language > should be devoid of inherent metaphor, or at least > only map the ones that are > almost universal. But anyway, I've never checked > his language for metaphors, > so I'm just assuming (and it's an easy assumption to > make since most people > don't think of metaphor in language). > > -David
This may be off the track, but even in English, Americans often say "I'm seeing red" to show their anger. I think in French there may be a similar saying?? -Matt ===== MATTHEW ("Matt") SWADENER Wrk. +81-3-5293-7027 Fax. +81-3-5293-7220 (work affairs only) Eml. (work affairs only) #205 S&S City Heights, 4-27-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 Japan Tel. 090-1507-0271 (domestic), +81 90-1507-0271 (international) Eml. / (private accts.) __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices