Does the sound and rhythm of a particular word strike your fancy? Does its meaning ring true? Is its origin an eye-opener? Is it a BEAUTIFUL WORD?
The author offers a selection of 133 beautiful words from around the globe and invites the reader to discover them. Each word is accompanied by an interactive checklist for Sound, Rhythm, Meaning and Derivation.
Words like spaisteoireacht, mamihlapinatapai, rangatiralanga, verfremdungseffekt, and discombobulation/recombobulation. Even ordinary words become extraordinary words when revealed for their true meaning. And others, well they are just darn fun to say! Personalize your book by checking off the categories as you see fit, cross them off altogether, or add some new words and categories of your own. In the end, a celebration of the love of words.