word (ex. nubivagant), language (ex. Portuguese), topic (ex. love),
part of speech (ex. noun), origin (ex. origin: Latin), first letter (ex. A)
pronunciation | “an-ti-‘sE-ans
pronunciation | “ap-an-‘throp-in-I-“zA-tion
pronunciation | moor-‘Ef-ok (moor-EEF-ock)
from Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories” | Mooreeffoc is a fantastic word… It is Coffee-room, viewed from the inside through a glass door… [It] may cause you suddenly to realize that England is an utterly alien land, lost either in some remote past age glimpsed by history, or in some strange dim future to be reached only by a time-machine; to see the amazing oddity and interest of its inhabitants and their customs and feeding-habits.
pronunciation | per-a-‘koz-m
note | I’m not saying that only children create imaginary worlds; a paracosm is a specific term for an imaginary world created by a child.
pronunciation | FEIRN-veyh, with fei as in feint
pronunciation | ‘wan-der-lust
note | linked, perhaps, to what john green calls “worldsuck”