Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Favorite words

Right now I'm rather fond of Russian's голубой (goluboj) "light blue" because it's interesting typologically. But I'm also fond of lots of Russian words, like дождь (dozhd'), just because I think they sound pretty.

I also really like the Korean words containing the syllable 과 (gwa) for no reason other than I like the way it looks in writing. And something about the word 바쁘다 (pappeuda) "to be busy" makes it sound really... cute?

I don't know very much German, but fünfundfünfzig makes me smile eeeeevery time.

Do you all have favorite words in the languages you're studying? Why do you like them?
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    Here's an article about Australian slang words, tacked onto a story about an ex-pat USA citizen grappling with what looks & sounds to be the base…

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