Why is high high? (Robert Bolia )

Subject: Why is high high?
From:    Robert Bolia  <rbolia(at)FALCON.AL.WPAFB.AF.MIL>
Date:    Mon, 31 Aug 1998 07:18:14 -0400

Regarding the question of whether or not the use of the words "high" and "low" to describe pitch is an Indo-European phenomenon: I discovered yesterday that in Finnish, which is not Indo-European, the words for "high" and "low" are also used to describe pitch. Bob. Robert S. Bolia Research Scientist Veridian Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Paterson Air Force Base, Ohio Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at)lists.mcgill.ca LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at)lists.mcgill.ca Information is available on the WEB at http://www.mcgill.ca/cc/listserv

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