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OFFTOPIC: Re: Sounds like...

From:Eric Christopherson <eric@...>
Date:Thursday, November 19, 1998, 5:02
Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:
> > Nick wrote : > > > Am I the only person who sees no connection whatsoever between those > > sounds and color-words? I'd have to randomly guess on them. > > > So do I. To me each vowel has a colour. I can see red colour when I hear or > read French *a*, yellow with *i*, gray with *i*, orange with *o*, brown with > French *o-accent circonflex*, green with French *u*, deep blue with French > *ou*, white with French *oeu*, etc. So any word of any language makes me > think of colors. That's why I couldn't answer the post.
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? :D As for colors, 8 is burgundy, 9 is black, 6 is yellow, 3 is green, 4 is orange, 1 is white, 7 is purple (obviously in no particular order!) Not sure about the others right now...