29.11.10

#3.1 - Another thing: Cellar door

I have sort of inadvertently discovered the structure to my blog. I like it, so I shall stick to it.

Apparently the most euphonius (i.e. aesthetically pleasing to the ear) combination of words is 'cellar door'.
Say it.
Disregarding any connotations you might have with an actual cellar door, the two words combined do sound smooth and the vowels are quite pleasing. Perhaps it would be easier for a non-English speaker to judge.

My personal favourite word is 'mellifluous', I think. I like the word 'scissors' and I think the word 'flabbergasted' is funny. 'Cacophony', 'catastrophe' and 'supercilious' are also fun to say.

Actually, there are loads of words that I like the sound of.
For example, CAKE, and ICE CREAM.
I'm kidding. I mean I'm not kidding about how I love cake and ice cream, but they aren't the most beautiful sounds perceived by ear.
Hmm, actually, 'ice cream' sounds alright.

Ah, one word that sounds really awesome and onomatopoeic is 'жужжить', which is Russian for 'to buzz' (as in what bees do).

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A mini Russian pronunciation lesson:
жужжить - zhuzhZHIT'

That pronunciation looks a bit odd.
'ж' is pronounced like the s in treasure
'у' is pronounced like 'oo'
'и' is pronounced like the i in bit, only a bit longer
'т' is the equivalent of the English 't'
'ь' is the soft sign. It softens the т, so it sounds like there's a soft s on the end.
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'жужжить' - to buzz
Finally...
According to some, the most disgusting word in the English language is...
'moist'.
(Although this probably has something to do with its meaning rather than its sound...)

Post your favourite or least favourite word in the comments box below!

Good night, everyone. Have some awesome dreams.

2 comments:

  1. BOX
    I LIKE THAT WORD.
    BITUMAN SOUNDS LIKE BITCH YOU MAN!

    ReplyDelete

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