Aug 13, 2009

The Most Melodious English Word 最優美的英文字

What is the most melodious English word to you? To Chloe, my interpretation teacher, it is “dementia.” It sounds like a one-word charm which can melt a sentient being or something like that. To me, it’s “sapphire.” I like it just because it sounds like “set it on fire”, not because of the meaning of the gem stone sapphire: loyalty and fidelity.
你覺得哪一個英文字最優美?對我的口譯老師Chloe而言,是「dementia」(老人癡呆症)。「Dementia」聽起來像是可以把有感知能力的生物融化的一字咒語。對我而言,我覺得最優美的英文字是「sapphire」(藍寶石)。我喜歡這個字只是因為這個字聽起來很像「set it on fire」(燒了它吧),而不是因為藍寶石代所表的意義:忠誠和忠心。

Chloe wants to melt it. I want to burn it. :-)
Chloe想融化它。我想燒掉它。:-)

Again, what is the most melodious English word to you?
再問一次,你覺得哪一個英文字最優美?

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