|From:||Melissa Phong <melissap@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 1:22|
>> >> Numbers and letters evoking colors 69%
>> >*WOW*. I always thought it was a bit weird, but I do this, and never
>> >realised it was a widespread thing. I see some words but *especially*
>> >numbers as colours. Or rather, shades of grey. I had no idea other
>> >people did too!
>> Hola, Don,
>> It looks like you're in good company here on Conlang. Since I posted,
>> three people on the list have mentioned that they have some synesthetic
>> sensibilites; I just checked the article I quoted from the Dec.
>> Discover magazine and the occurrence is thought to be one in 2000 in the
>> general population.
>Make that four people on the list - I definitely have synesthetic
>sensibilities - each number has a definite color, and each letter as
>well. Different mathematic operations have certain pictures in my head,
>for example, multiplication is drawing a diagonal line; I view a year
>(or a month, week, etc) as a sort of loop...Lots of things have their
>own pictures. And speaking of another really strange quirky thing: Isnip
I'm a bit confused about what synesthesia is exactly. All words conjour up=
colors in my head and I see things like Nicole describes. For instance, the=
alphabet looks rather like piano keys and August is sort of a muted yellow.=
But to me, that's quite different from having synesthesia and tasting color=
etc. I guess I just assumed that everybody sees words as colors and differe=
designs. Is that not true?