Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Mellifluousness (was: Fluency wish-list)

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Saturday, April 22, 2000, 7:46
From: "Nik Taylor"

> > 1. english. i think it's no need for french to grieve its soaring reign. > > the essence of a musical language. > > English? Musical? I've always thought my native language to be kind of > ugly-sounding.
"When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed..." Doesn't get much better than that in my book -- assonance, alliteration, rhythm...<swoon> (Okay, so I stack the deck with poetry) As a native speaker, I, too, find it hard to get whipped up over an aluminum siding brochure or a "Crazy Eddie" commercial, but the loose iambic quality of everyday speech, the wealth of vowels, and /D/ and /T/ are a delight for me on a regular basis. To each his own, Kou