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Old 10th Dec 2003, 04:57 AM   #1
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Beautiful-Sounding Words

What do you think are the nicest sounding words (or combinations of words) you've heard - in English or in any other language. I'm not talking about the meanings of the words at all, but the actual sounds of the words...

Apparently Tolkien really liked the sound of "Cellar Door" ???

Anyway, here's a few of mine:

Spanish: telaraña, microfono
Gaelic: slainte mhath (sounds something like "slannjer vah")
Latin: orbis
Italian: capisce, prenotazione
German: haben
English: quintessence
French: soir
Romanian: doresc, pâlârie
European Portuguese: mosteiro (sp?)
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 05:08 AM   #2
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 05:38 AM   #3
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Nuance (Dutch/French I guess)
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 09:44 AM   #4
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I've always thought 'synergy' was quite a nice word...
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 09:48 AM   #5
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Dutch: ONGEBREIDELDE GEILIGHEID!!

[edit]I think "Unbridled Voluptuousness" would be a proper translation. Although it sounds a lot better in Dutch.[/edit]

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Old 10th Dec 2003, 09:49 AM   #6
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3s wins hands down...best words ever!
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 10:00 AM   #7
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 10:03 AM   #8
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 10:10 AM   #9
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 01:12 PM   #10
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Every Lev Designer gets writers block when it comes to naming their maps, but I come up with lovely ones by mixing up things that are vaguely Scientific (biological, or latin animal naming, or constellations) with oriental and foreign words. The names don't make a bit of sense, but they're usually cool and something nobody's heard before.

As for real words...erm... Disombobulated? Sapphire. Chalet. Azimuth. Quadrilateral. Decimation. Chewbacca

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Old 10th Dec 2003, 01:56 PM   #11
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 01:58 PM   #12
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 02:12 PM   #13
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My choice is "Cresent Fresh."
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 04:12 PM   #14
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Donnie Darko. *looks over at Twisted Metal*
lol yep once I saw "cellar door" I was like OMGDONNIEDARKO!
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 06:24 PM   #15
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 06:43 PM   #16
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 07:22 PM   #17
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Well then, I guess I have to add the word "Queef" as well.
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Old 10th Dec 2003, 10:46 PM   #18
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Old 11th Dec 2003, 12:30 AM   #20
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