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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  20/SET/2009 7:25 PM
Assunto:  Cacófato
 
Mensagem:  The word "cacophony" exists in English, and it is defined as an unpleasant or discordant combination of sounds. However, I couldn't find any particular example of cacophony in English. I hope someone can help!

The opposite is "euphony," which is a pleasant or beautiful combination of sounds. According to J. R. R. Tolkien, the most euphonic expression in the English language is "cellar door."

"Phonaesthetics" is the study of how pleasant a sound combination is.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonaesthetics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellar_door


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Cacófato  –  Helen  20/SET/2009, 3:37 PM
 Cacófato  –  Tiago T.  20/SET/2009, 7:25 PM
Cacófato  –  Helen  20/SET/2009, 11:24 PM
Cacófato  –  Dale-CR  20/SET/2009, 11:33 PM
Cacófato  –  Tiago T.  21/SET/2009, 11:59 PM
Cacófato  –  Dale-CR  22/SET/2009, 10:39 AM
Cacófato - to Dale  –  Karina Toledo  23/SET/2009, 9:57 AM

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