brillando: ([American Idol] so sexy it's criminal)
Bri ([personal profile] brillando) wrote2009-09-23 09:31 pm
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I'm thinking about changing my LJ name, cause it looks kinda ugly and no one knows how to even pronounce it, anyway. But I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do. I have 3 names in mind that I'm currently toying with:

aspirated: this is a phonology term, and I am a phonology nerd. Not only that, but I like the way it sounds as a username. This might be my favorite one right now, idk.

ilusionada: this is a Spanish word that I really like - and it's actually kinda misleading, cause it's not about illusions; it means "hopeful, excited". That false friend aspect of it is why I find the word so charming. But I'm worried that it'd have to same "how the fuck would you say that?" property as my current one.

brillando: this is my twitter name, a Spanish word meaning "shining". It's cute because it has a pun on my name, Bri. But again, since it's Spanish I wonder - is it pronounceable?

...It's sad that all the things I can think of are either Spanish or language related (I also considered ejective and palatal, more phonology terms - if you like the sound of those you can vote for them in the comments too). I can't even imagine what other kinds of words I WOULD use. I am such a nerd, lol.

Since I'm not quite sure yet, I'll let you guys pitch in with your opinion :)

[Poll #1461849]

Thanks for voting, if you did! I'll figure something out in a few days, probably. Maybe. LOL

[identity profile] 2009-09-24 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't recognize brillando as part of my Spanish vocab, but I picked up on the pronunciation right away without knowing what it meant. But I wonder whether that would be true of someone who didn't grow up in the SW US.

[identity profile] 2009-09-24 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
I kinda like ejective, tbh.

[identity profile] 2009-09-24 10:56 am (UTC)(link)

and I can pronounce it and it sounds pretty

[identity profile] 2009-09-24 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I like jetaimerai myself ^^; I think whatever community I found you on, I initially contacted you cause you commented on a post I made and I thought your username was ~the cutest ever~. If you HAVE to have a new one, though, I'd say ilusionada. :3

[identity profile] 2009-09-24 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, I like jetaimerai. I took French for a wee bit, haha. But I'm gonna check out the other possibilities in the poll...

(Anonymous) 2010-04-04 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
How about "Plosive Pontifications"? Or "Sibilant Assessments of Situations both Serious and Silly"? Ok, that exhausts my phonological vocabulary.

[identity profile] 2010-04-04 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL I love both of those, but they are way too long to be LJ usernames. :P

Also, who are you, funny and knowledgeable about phonology anon??