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Beautiful-Sounding Words

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by iolair, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

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    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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  2. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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  3. B

    B Bee

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    Nuance (Dutch/French I guess)
     
  4. _Zd_Phoenix_

    _Zd_Phoenix_ Queen of BuFdom

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    I've always thought 'synergy' was quite a nice word...
     
  5. _Zd_3s_

    _Zd_3s_ Regristered User

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    Dutch: ONGEBREIDELDE GEILIGHEID!!

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

    B Bee

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    3s wins hands down...best words ever!
     
  7. Papapishu

    Papapishu 我是康

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    English: Wang
    Mandarin: Wang

    Swedish: Morgongåva, Alv, Vanadis.
     
  8. [CD]Icedude

    [CD]Icedude Hurf da Durf

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    English: Celery
    Spanish: Telemundo :p
     
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    el Gato Has-Been

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    Destro7000 Beware the Apartment Emus

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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 :lol:

    =D7K=
     
  11. TomWithTheWeather

    TomWithTheWeather Die Paper Robots!

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    stoned_jedi Ethically Challenged

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    (Eng) Chromatic Abberations
    (Japanese) Soto Frueru Mono
     
  13. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe VFX Extraordinaire

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    Donnie Darko. *looks over at Twisted Metal*


    My choice is "Cresent Fresh."
     
  14. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    lol yep once I saw "cellar door" I was like OMGDONNIEDARKO!
     
  15. K.Y.A.G

    K.Y.A.G Alive in The Superunknown

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    Blasphemy
     
  16. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    Collywobbles.
     
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    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    Uh huh. That's what you'd like us to think...




    :D
     
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    Iron Archer Holy ****ing King of Trolls

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    Debauchery :)
     
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    phillys Continuing the Legacy....

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    :lol:
     

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