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Body Syllables 
3rd-Feb-2014 12:17 am
Vigelandsparken heels over head
Head, neck, chest, arm, leg, groin, butt, hand, foot, thigh, knee, shin, toe, brow, eye, nose, mouth, tongue, tooth, jaw, ear, hair, thumb, breast.

Body, finger, elbow, shoulder, eyebrow, forearm, forehead, belly, penis.


No wonder "vagina" sounds so awkward: it's the only trisyllablic word for a major externally-accessible body part I can think of. It's also clearly Latin-derived while the others (excerpt penis?) are Germanic. No wonder it needs so much slang.
4th-Feb-2014 04:32 am (UTC)
and now you have me mumbling bodyparts to myself.

fingernail, but that's a compound.
Most of the even-sometimes-used trisyllabic ones get truncated: abs, glutes, quads, where biceps isn't truncated.
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