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Re: Vowel "colors" and chromoglyhs (Re: Synaesthesia)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, December 30, 2002, 2:45
On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 02:36:28PM -0600, Danny Wier wrote:
> A thought just came to me. (That happens occasionally.) A long time ago, I > was toying with the idea of a syllabry, where the shape of each letter > representing the consonant while the *color* of that consonant represents > the associated vowel.
[snip] Hmm. Colored vowels certainly evoke a chord in my mind. Somehow, I seem to make different (although similar) associations with vowel *glyphs* and vowel *sounds*. As far as sounds go... [o] is blue, even whitish blue [a] is definitely red [A] and [O] are dark red [i] is bright yellowish white (creamy white sortof) [y] is yellow [u] is dark green or purple [e] is pinkish white [E] and [&] are crude yellow [@], [@\], and other schwa variants are pale blue. [u"] is vegetation green (this is probably an Ebisedian influence) For some reason, the diphthong [ai] (or [aj] or [aI]) is pink, and [ia] is orange. T -- War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. -- BSD Games' Fortune