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Quoting Philippe Caquant <[log in to unmask]>:

> Maybe it's because high notes are more likely to be
> produced by flying animals (birds, bats) or tiny
> (lighter) ones (mice...), and deep notes by heavy
> animals like bears, mammoths and so on ? (1) I think
> our ancestors knew little about sound frequencies.
> Anyway, even if considering frequencies, why should
> "high" frequencies be high, and low ones, low ? There
> seems to be little spatial meaning in sound.
>
> (1) But one could also argue that thunder, though
> being a deep sound, seems to come from the sky...

I read somewhere that the identifications light=high pitch and heavy=low pitch
were universal among humans. Anyone know of any cultures/languages that break
that?

                                                      Andreas