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Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: Sounds like...

From:Matt Pearson <mpearson@...>
Date:Thursday, November 19, 1998, 7:20
Eric Christopherson wrote:

>That's fascinating! I am kinda the same way, in that I unconciously >assigned colors, genders, even to an extent personalities to letters >*and* numerals when I was very little. I have always wondered if >anyone else was like that (except for my cousin, who is also like >that). The values seem to be arbitrary. For example, A and I are >female; E, O, and U male. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 are male, and 2, 4, and >8 female. Who knows why?
Interesting. For me, A, I, and O are male, while E and U are female, so virtually the opposite of you. But when it comes to the numbers 1-9, we disagree only on 3 and 4. Here's my set from 1-20: 1 male 11 male 2 female 12 female 3 female 13 female 4 male 14 male 5 male 15 male 6 male 16 male 7 male 17 male 8 female 18 female 9 male 19 male 10 male 20 female No idea where these associations came from... Matt. ------------------------------------ Matt Pearson UCLA Linguistics Department 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543 ------------------------------------