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