|I only have a picture of Köhler's article, |
but trying to read font at this resolution
is strictly reserved for masochists.
The test is simple, a subject is presented with two pictures next to each other. One is a bouba and the other is a kiki. Which one is which?
However I would be more interested in the names people would come up for these objects on their own. After all, would these rules apply outside the constraint of only two names? After all ks and is are pointy letters, while all the letters in "bouba" are round. Would speakers of languages that uses different alphabets show us different results? Is the shape of our letters based on how we articulate the phoneme or how it sounds?
When I am finally able to return home I am going to print out this picture and see what I an get people to tell me, outside of the constraint of two names.