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#31840 - 06/12/01 03:31 AM Come to your senses!
squid Offline

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audible, visible, tangible...and the others??

goutable? something to do with olfactory? Maybe I just can't remember and they are very simple! Please enlighten me!

#31841 - 06/12/01 07:31 AM Re: Come to your senses!
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#31842 - 06/12/01 07:43 AM Re: Come to your senses!
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Palatable usually implies more than just capable of being tasted; there is the sense that it is at least not unpleasant to the taste. In fact many things that would be considered unpalatable are so considered because they have too much to be tasted. I would suggest tastable but I don't think it's a very commonly used word. Likewise smellable. Merriam-Webster OnLine (http://www.m-w.com/) recognizes neither.

#31843 - 06/12/01 09:29 AM Re: Come to your senses!
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Gustative/gustatory viz. olfactive are probably the terms you're looking for.

#31844 - 06/12/01 09:37 AM Re: Come to your senses!
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#31845 - 06/12/01 10:21 AM Re: Come to your senses!

i'd probably just use 'flavored' and 'scented'.


*arrogated and mutated without permission from tsuwm

#31846 - 06/12/01 10:22 AM Re: Come to your senses!
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Dr. Bill's post of kinesthesia reminds me of synestesia-- a somewhat rare condition where people experience things with unexpected senses (ie, food has visual appeal, and aromatic appeal, and can be taste sweet, bitter, salt or sour-- and hot or cold-- but for most of us, it doesn't taste square, or pointed, or rounded, or yellow or purple or like a ringing bell, or a clap of thunder! but for people with synestesia -- it can!

googling synestesia will bring up a host of sites.. there is also a book- The Man Who Tasted Shapes.(author ??) about an inquiry into the subject...

people with the condition are said to have enriched our language-- and defined aged, flavorful cheese as "Sharp"-- cucumbers at "green" and other mixed sensation.

my other obsession

#31847 - 06/12/01 10:30 AM Re: Come to your senses!
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You'll get more hits in English if you google "synesthesia." Helen's spelling brings up a lot of sites in some forign® language.

There are theorists among us (Noam Chomsky is one) who believe that all children are synesthetic... we tend to lose it as we grow up and things become categorized for us.

#31848 - 06/12/01 12:51 PM Re: Come to your senses!
Brandon Offline

Registered: 03/16/00
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Loc: Mountain West, USA
And some of those senses overlap. We can surely hear a middle C, but we can also feel it and see it (if the conditions are right). As for tasting purpleness, you might try visiting tangerine trees and marmalade skies.


#31849 - 06/12/01 04:58 PM
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