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When I first glanced that your list of words, I was discombobulated and unable to explain why you like these words.After staring at them for a while, I discovered the pattern. In each of these wordsa phoneme or a similar phoneme appears at least twice.archipelago - k and g sound.concatenation - k sound twice.discombobulate - b sound twice.cacophony - k sound.perturbation - p and b, r sound twice.Now, I am formulating a hypothesis that if you get a dictionary and find words that fit this pattern, you'll find most of them fun to pronounce.
discombobulate is a favorite of mine, too.A few more off the top of my head: AmbulatekeenwobblyI also like certain made-up words:ginormous meamble - meander + amblepoiky - pointy or sharpswiggle - like a swig of a drink, but a little bit smallerThe last two are kiddo-created. They always come up with the best words and phrases, as you well know!
I love diphthong. The phth combo is my favorite sound from Greek, and there aren't many words in English that have it. I also like fifth for the same reason.Kelly
Pleonastic. It means "redundant". It just cracks me up that there is another word for "redundant".Another favorite is "ucalegon" -- a neighbor whose house is on fire.Then again, I may just like obscure words. Once, at work, I used the word "irredentist", and when asked to define it replied "It's sort of like revanchism", only realizing after I said it that I probably hadn't clarified anything.It probably says something that every single one of those words has been flagged as a spelling error by my web browser even though they're all spelled properly. (Or should I say "orthographically correct"?)
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