Learning New Words

by compound complex 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • LoveUniHateExams
    LoveUniHateExams

    Here's a word I like: butterfly.

    It sounds quite nice as it is but if you switch the initial sounds you get 'flutter-by'.

    How cool is that!

    I also like the German for butterfly: Schmetterling.

    French and Italian are beautiful languages but German can be beautiful too.

  • Tara N Seals
    Tara N Seals

    Metathesis.

    Examples:

    Hoppergrass, peckerwood, ragtag, shutterfly, and sideburns.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you so much, everyone, for contributing to this thread!

    With gratitude.

    valetudinarian -- one unduly concerned with one's health (not the same as a hypochondriac)

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