Sounds and Meaning, Part 5: Cymatics, Alphabets and Shapes

2 years ago

So far, we have seen that phonemes and sounds can carry meaning. In this part, you will learn about other possible clues: Do frequencies have shapes? Does the shape of a letter relate to its sound? And what do the shapes of our letters convey about our remote past and legacy? We'll connect these pieces of "trivia" with the rest of the series. And hopefully after watching, you will see your letters and the sounds of your language in a whole new light.

- Cymatics:
- Nora Turoman, Suzy J Styles, "Glyph guessing for 'oo' and 'ee': spatial frequency information in sound symbolic matching for ancient and unfamiliar scripts"
- TED Talk, Genevieve von Petzinger, "Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe"

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