Re: Sounds like...
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 18, 1998, 2:00|
On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Garrett wrote:
> John Fisher wrote:
> > Like other people, I guess, I think that the words I choose in some way
> > "sound like" their meaning. Probably this is nonsense, but here's a
> > small test...
> > These are all colour words.
> > clasant sayl sint lath yev blue-green pink purple yellow brown
> > sharf plenin murud celif sharday black white green blue red
> > Here are the meanings (mixed up). Which goes with which?
> > yellow black green blue-green purple
> > white brown pink red blue
> You know what? Our connections between the words could be in a very big way
> influenced by the English words themselves. Someone who only knows
> something like chinese, i'm sure, wouldn't do well on this test...
Okay, let's test that...my first language was Hungarian, and I have 9
others. Let's see how I do.
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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