liza wrote:Effervescent, evanescent, halcyon, vermilion, anemone, soliloquy, and mellifluous are favourites of mine. I like using these words.
These are rife with sibilant phonemes. That's why they sound nice - rolls off the tongue.
Katastrophy wrote:Actually, Angst is just the German word for Fear.
This is a great example of how translations merely approximate meanings. "Fear" is literal, but it misses the point. Angst is more of a sense of emotional unrest and stress caused by fear of something. It's not so much "fear" as the resulting internal strife caused by fear of something.
And i'm going to agree with JayDee on Miasma. I tend to think of words as beautiful not for sound but for meaning. Makes beauty contextual most of the time, but i'll say ersatz and holy are my favorites.