A word for a word that's fun to say?

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Wed Apr 5 19:39:44 UTC 2006

I like to say almost any Portuguese word that ends in -zinho/a.

I also like to say some words that sound more like what "butt" should
sound like than "butt" does: Again, Portuguese "bundas" but also
Polish "dupa."

Polish "fog" ("mgla") ("crossed l" with the phonetic value [w] also
sounds like fog to me and is cool to say.

I also like to go around clicking; Xhosa "skunk" (iqaqa) is a favorite of mine.


>One of my favorite words is <salvific>.
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Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of English
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
preston at msu.edu

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