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roronoa79
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27 Jul 2021, 9:52 pm

What are words or phrases that you feel just roll off the tongue (figuratively)? We all know words that just feel pleasant and satisfying to say just because of how they sound, how it feels to say them, and how those relate to what they mean.

I study language, and I am curious: What are words that you think roll off one's tongue?
Of course, this is extremely suggestive, so I don't know how much agreement there will be, but here are some of mine:

licorice
august
coincidence
haberdasher
phenomenon
cogent


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27 Jul 2021, 10:07 pm

Winona Ryder

Dortmunder Union ( a brand of German beer that used to be imported into the US).

high chaparral (pronounced 'shap -er-rell' rhymes with 'bell').

I guess you have to hear someone say it right -to know how cool the phrase sounds. Its the word for a particular biome in the American mountain west- sage brush-no trees. But evokes ...the wild west. It was used as the name of a Sixties cowboy western TV series.

Marlin Spike
A tool used by the sailors of old, on sailing ships.



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27 Jul 2021, 10:10 pm

Catherine
eloquent
rhapsody
meow



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29 Jul 2021, 11:22 pm

l'orange
liaison
mierda
shinola



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29 Jul 2021, 11:33 pm

tout le monde
voulez-vous
l'infinitif



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29 Jul 2021, 11:36 pm

pété
petard
flapdoodle
onomatopoeia



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30 Jul 2021, 12:54 am

silhouette
ballet
willow



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30 Jul 2021, 12:56 am

slender
perro [rolled Rs]
slickery



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30 Jul 2021, 12:57 am

as long as we're including foreign languages:

German:
zart (tender, soft)
angenehm (comfortable, agreeable)
zerschlitzen (slash, shred)
kennenlernen (to get to know)
glücklicherweise (fortunately)
Karabiner achtundneunzig kurz (Kar98k rifle)

Russian:
сосе́дка - 'sosyedka' (neighbor, fem.)
доброе - 'dobroye' (great)
вкусно - 'vkusno' (delicious)


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30 Jul 2021, 1:00 am

Shenanigans
Hootenanny
Smithereens
Hornswaggle
Consternation
Addle
Insidious
Tarnation
B*ll*cks
Boatswain


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30 Jul 2021, 1:01 am

elysian
enchantée
soliloquy
winnebago



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30 Jul 2021, 1:02 am

Союз Советских Социалистических Республик [Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik] = USSR



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30 Jul 2021, 1:02 am

roronoa79 wrote:
Of course, this is extremely suggestive. . .

Wow, subjective, not suggestive :oops:


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30 Jul 2021, 1:05 am

somersault



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30 Jul 2021, 1:05 am

sauerkraut



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30 Jul 2021, 1:05 am

Scallywag
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Nestorian
Itinerant


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Δυνατὰ δὲ οἱ προύχοντες πράσσουσι καὶ οἱ ἀσθενεῖς ξυγχωροῦσιν
Those with power do what their power permits, while the weak have no choice but to accept it.

- Thucydides