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On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Christian Thalmann wrote:

> If anything, this survey shows us how freaky some people's sense of
> aesthetics is.  /tT/?  /t_j/?  /1/?  How could anyone possibly like
> that?  ;-)

/t_j/?? How can that not be pretty? Listen: /t_jyt_jy/ :)

>
> Next thing you know, someone mentions uvulars and retroflexes...  ::shudder::
>
> On the other hand, disliking /Z/, /n/, /m/, /l/ or /a/, /e/, /i/
> should count as a crime against humanity.  =P
>
> Just listen to them... /Zinamel/... doesn't that sound like an
> angel's soothing whisper?
>

Probably the most beautiful word I have ever heard is the Finnish word for
short, /lyhyt/ and the Hungarian word for "breathe lightly", /lEhEl/.

---ferko