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        So my wife was telling me that NPR (national public radio) had a report in
which some scientist had identified another aspect of taste, apart from the
usual sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. He called it "umami" (sp?) after the
Japanese word for a meaty flavor (and also found in MSG). Then my wife
remembered another Japanese taste word, "shibui", which she described as a
dusty, puckery taste, usually at the back of the mouth. Would anyone care to
comment on this? How does your conlang handle taste (since we just got done
with a thread on color)?
        :Peter