A lesson in tonetics*

Welcome to Week T in ABC Wednesday! The meme was started by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt. Each week word(s) beginning with the designated letter are selected and illustrate through a photo, poem or prose. My twist on the meme is selecting unusual words from The Phrontistery and pairing them with photos of familiar things in my world.

This week has been a challenge on many levels and I’m not up to my usual plethora of words this time around. Hope you enjoy the three I chose.

tegmen: covering or shell.
I’ve never seen the type of critter that uses this covering or shell, but I’m glad he/she left it behind.

tercel: male hawk.
I have no idea if this is a male or female hawk. It just didn’t seem like the right time to ask, so let’s just call it a “he.”

thalassophilous: living in or fond of the sea.
Yep, you guess it. Another Caribbean sunset! Who would have come up with this long a word for such a simple pleasure?

* tonetics: study of pronunciation. See title. 😀

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19 thoughts on “A lesson in tonetics*

  1. “thalassophilous” – this explains a little mystery to me. There is a hotel over in the French town of St Malo, not far from here, that offers Thalassotherpy spa treatments. *Now* I get it! 🙂

    That’s a truly beautiful sunset picture Lisa.


  2. You had four words! And I am with Angelcel about the Thalasso..whatever. We do have therapies with that word in it as well, but I’ve never tried it.


  3. you knew I’d mmake it here eventually.

    another set of good words and pretty pictures. I don’t have h superlatives: brains AND beauty in the post, rather like yourself.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team


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