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CONLANG  November 1998, Week 3

CONLANG November 1998, Week 3

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Re: Sounds like...

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"Raymond A. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 18 Nov 1998 19:29:59 +0000

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At 12:32 am +0000 18/11/98, John Fisher wrote:
>Like other people, I guess, I think that the words I choose in some way
>"sound like" their meaning.  Probably this is nonsense,

Surely not  ;)

>but here's a small test...
>
>These are all colour words.
>
>   clasant       sayl       sint       lath      yev
>   sharf         plenin     murud      celif     sharday
>
>Here are the meanings (mixed up).  Which goes with which?
>
>   yellow        black      green      blue-green    purple
>   white         brown      pink       red           blue

I've deliberately not looked at the other answers - they're probably wrong,
anyway :)

It's obvious, ain't it?

clasant - pink
sayl - brown
sint - blue-green
lath - red
yev - white
sharf - blue
plenin - green
murud - black
celif - yellow
sharday - purple

Ray.

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