Euphony

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lol

lol

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:21
lmao

dis was really helpful cuz I thought euphony was like u a phony hahahahhaah
but real those this helped

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:30
this is good website it very

this is good website it very helpful. like this ting doh.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:31
TALKING TO THE DOG...

I was talking to the dog when I think I stumbled over a little euphony. He (the dog) had my shoes in his jaw. A game he likes to play in exchange for some admiring attention. I gave the instruction to "drop it". He gave me the shoes. I patted his head and told him he was a good boy. As I was about to deposit the shoes safely indoors, I noticed chicken muck on the soles and as I turned the shoes to check them both, my hand slid through a thick dollop of canine saliva. I rolled my eyes and started out the door to deal with said 'disgustingness' and told the dog perhaps I should write something about this little adventure in house sitting. It is, after all, my first assignment and already I have learned much about creatures which I have previously had nothing to do with. I mused a moment. Yes! I thought, because there was a close call with a tornado in the back yard, which rearranged much of its distinguishing features. An event quite out of the ordinary, I thought. I could call it 'Chicken Poo and Dog Slobber'... Goodness me! That sounded... bouncy. I said it again. Then again... You see the 'and' enunciated poorly becomes 'n', so it sounds like 'Chick-n-poo-n-dog-slobba', which (you really should try it out loud) sounds kind of fun. I further thought, there must be a name for that, what that is, that thing that bounces in a sentence. So I 'googled' it. The only literary term I could remember was onomatopoeia so I 'googled' that and 'google' wisely suggested 'onomatopoea and other literary devices'. Ooooh DEVICES! That would surely tell me what I want to know. So I found your website and I am gobsmacked! Sooooo many devices! Can someone tell me please? Is'Chicken poo and dog slobber' ('Chick-n-poo-n-dog-slobba') an example of euphony?
Kind regards - A regular journal-ist and aspiring writer who hasn't written anything yet.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:30
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Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:40
Really

If you really want to hear Euphony I'd look up shakespeare

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/16/2015 - 05:23
Yup

Agreed

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 17:56
It's in the ear of the listener

The pleasantness of a word's sound all depends upon one's regional roots. A Northumbrian farmer's euphonies may well sound remarkably dissonant to a California raised vintner.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:50
I don't know

I don't know

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:06
Why?

Who decided that "cellar door" is the most pleasant sound in the English language? Who decided this?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:27
WOW

The old fights you find while looking up literary devices for English classes!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 22:28
so true

i have to look these up for english too
it's ridiculous how many arguments there are in these comments...

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:41
Mahogany

Mahogany sounds way better than cellar door...Mahogany

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:39
Mahogany doors...haha inside

Mahogany doors...haha inside jokes

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:57
If you are talking about Sjin

If you are talking about Sjin that will make my day

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:54
Lovely

The word euphony is in itself a euphony! I finally can understand what the teacher in Donny Darko meant when she said that "Cellar Door is the most beautiful word in the English language", which incidentally is exactly what was said on this page. I tried saying it in a British accent, too, and it was truly wonderful. It's weird that such a strange phrase can sound so euphonious!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:53
Say it isnt so

Cellar door is the best example they could come up with for "notable degree of loveliness "in the sounds?

Here is a better one I think in a Keats poem

And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon;
Manna and dates, in argosy transferred
From Fez; and spiced dainties, every one
From silken Samarcand to cedar'd Lebanon.

Also a line in Annabel Lee by Poe sounds nice

"for the moon never beams without bringing me dreams"

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:28
Disagree.

I like "Cellar door".

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 23:50
Not a cacophony

"cellar door" would not be a cacophony because of how easily it rolls off the tongue. you hear no harsh sounds to saying this phrase as you would to saying the name Hulga.
Its the roughness of one sounds such as the h and u in hulga which make that a cacophony

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 16:40
Well, obviously

We're talking about Euphony, the EXACT opposite of cacophony

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:24
E. E. Cummings

I also like the E.E. Cummings example. Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 02:00
Awesome example

Read E.E. Cummings "anyone lived in a pretty how town." Its short and beautiful lots of euphony.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 03:46
give us a decent example

Euphony is a 'LITERARY TERM!' right? How can such a thing depend on an accent to be more ore less obvious? For something to qualify as euphony according to the definition given, it must be 'lovely' and 'melodious' to a reader's ear. Because those benchmarks are subjective, there will always be conflict in assigning the label. Think of it this way; For many the words "We the people..." qualify. For others, not so much. There are people in the world who find the idea behind "The Lord is my shepherd . . ." abhorrent, while to others those and the words which follow are the most sublime ever written. POV provides appreciation.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:34
You've missed the point

Euphony has nothing to do with the content of what you say, which is what you are focussed on. It only has to do with the sounds beind said. For example, the made-up word "memellora" is an example of euphony, whereas the made up word of "dakatich" is an example of cacophony. It's the sound that matters here, not the sense.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:48
Do some research.

I would recommend trying to understand something before arguing it.

"Cellar door" is a euphony because it has both soft vowel sounds and soft consonant sounds. It is based on the study on linguistics.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 04:56
Euphony

Why exactly is the phrase "cellar door" such a big deal?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 09:03
No!

Cellar door is euphony! Euphony is when things flow, and is harmonious, and people with different accents can pronounce things differently, so British people could say it different. The only semi-cacophonous consonant there is a "D"! Man... do some research! (LOL... this is almost hilarious! You really wouldn't know euphony if it hit you in the head!)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 02:42
agreed.

sounds like a cacophony to me.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 23:15
LOL!!!!

yeah "cellar door" is a bad one

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 03:43
eh

cellar door actually sounds okay to me...

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 04:02

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