Monday, January 31, 2011

Feel The Words

Can we come up with some musical nouns?

Bloemfontein, Tsotsobe, Beirut, Eliot, cuckoo, Roland Garros, Mallorca, Cronje, poem, violet, lavender, lilac, Isabella...

The list will be long.

The aim of the exercise is to make us sensitive to words. Words are beautiful, as they are powerful--they break hearts as they mend heart.

To begin with, let's collect words that have a musical ring to them.

5 comments:

wordsmaid said...

I want to suggest some evocative place names, I came across in Kerala: Mayiladumpara, Pambadum chola, Thennilapuram, Kumily(almost like Kuliru), Ilaveezhapoonchira, Lock Heart Gap(Idukki), Grampi, Painavu (sounding like Kinavu), Meesappulimala(Shh...), Pathiramanal, Possadi Gumpe, Chandragiri, Tirunavaya, Grampi, Gavi, Lahai, Vaithiri, Sulthan Bathery, Lakkidi, Aiymanam, Vidura, Pacha etc..

Cris said...

Not sure if these fill the bill. But what comes to mind -
Joshua
San Jose (pronounce San-o-se)
Shangrilla
Minnasota
Vinnie
Margarita
Switzerland
Gregory
Italy
honey
karaoke
jubilant

Ok I maybe totally wrong here :-)
Correct me Wordsmaid!

Mercedes said...

hmm..at the moment

melancholy* sycamore *sickle *ricochet* centaur * contemplate * temple * Timbuktu *soliloquy* eclair
* antelope

anu.j.das said...

Sir,
At first,i didn't care about the weight of a word while reading something.but now i'm noticeing the impact of words.first i noticed in ur article

pooja said...

Sir,these are some of the words whose sounds I like.Not all of them are nouns though;
Rattle
Clatter
Rustle
Crisp
Mist
Splash
Costa Rica
Stuccato
Muffle
Drizzle
Tinkling
Rumble
Patter
Thunder
Cherry(it used to sound good until sir said it sounded like 'theri'. now when i think of cherry,'theri' comes to mind.thank you sir.)