My Favorite Word
According to the authors of the Macmillan English Dictionary, the English language is considered to be one of the richest in the world in terms of vocabulary. Together with technical words, it possesses more than a million lexical units. Yet, if I had to choose my favorite word, I would choose a very simple one, the one that every person knows and uses, but which still has a deep meaning: I would choose the word “mother”.
First of all, this word is interesting because it denotes a truly universal notion, which exists in absolutely any culture and any society on our planet. This, probably, explains the fact that in all the languages the sound forms of the word with the same meaning also have something in common.
Moreover, this is the word which evokes the whole range of positive emotions. This happens due to the fact that it is associated with kindness, affection, unconditional love, true understanding and full acceptance. For the mother, her child is always the best, the most precious gift of the God and the essence of life. When we hear the word “mother”, we subconsciously recollect the warmth of our mother’s hands, her voice singing a lullaby to us, her kind eyes. We feel happy and peaceful. “Mother” is the first word a baby says and every person then uses it both in the moment of happiness and being scared, when there is a need to share joy and when he feel sad.
So, I believe “mother” is my favorite word because it denotes the most important person in my life and symbolizes the highest of the human virtues.