Edit: Woah, didn’t see there is a second page of discussion here. ehm, just take it as if this post was at the end of the first page
Mh, not necessarily every cross-sense connection means you are synastaethic.
Math is red for me. That’s clear, nothing to change about. But if i think about it i have to realize that my first math classbooks (< does this word exist? I think about the thin ones to write in, how are they named in english?) were red.
Same thing for example for Sonia. Sonia is clearly a yellow name. But, thinking about it, I make the connection in German: Sonne (That’s sun) is written similar to Sonja/Sonnja/Sonnia (That’s the german equivalent of the name.) It also sounds similar in german. Therefore the connection.
So: You don’t have it, if the effect is limited. I think there is no fixed border. But to a synasthaetic, the effect will occur everytime with every word or thing or… whatever. It’s remarkable, and there seems not to be a clear sense behind it. Also, they don’t have to think about it.
If i think “hmm, what color could “french” as a subject have?” my subconcious will give me a color, be it based on something or just random.
Synasthaetics also connect other senses (though colors are common). One could associate a taste with a feeling. “Uh, that tastes rather silky/pointed/hard” or “that feels sour/sweet/bitter.”
Anyways, it would interest me to try in my dreams. i could ask my subconciousness to show me why french seems blue to me. g
And a question: Do capital letters make a difference?
is “Marc” different from “marc” or “mArC” ? (and what color is it anyways, that’s my name )
^^ i get really interested in such things ^^