I've been reading a book by a Canadian author named Elizabeth Hay called "Late Nights on Air" which is set at a Yellowknife radio station in 1975. Not only is it beautifully written and intriguing, it won the 2007 Giller Prize, no small feat when up against seasoned authors such as Michael Ondaatje and M.G. Vassanji.
In it she mentions a Mr. Funk, a well known dictionary publisher and poet, who had taken the trouble to compile the 10 most beautiful words in the English language. In no particular order, I give you:
mist, hush, luminous, murmuring, dawn, chimes, lullaby, melody, tranquil and golden.
I love these words and agree with Mr. Funk but can't actually tell you why they're so pretty. It's more of a feeling than anything else.
Do you have any others to add?
BRAIN WORK IS MESSY
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