The cacophony is a unpleasant sound that is generated when the combination of the different components of a word or phrase lack harmony, that is to say that they are unpleasant to the ear . As the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) , it is a term of Greek origin that means "Malsonante" .
The cacophony is produced by a repetition of phonemes or the pronunciation of a word that when joining others in the same sentence are shocking. On the other hand, it can be used to mark examples of the language insufficiency , as in derogatory tones.
The vices Most common language are:
Amphibology : it is an unclear expression, it is presented when using double meanings that give rise to more than one interpretation, for example when changing the words, eg: Saying "Pocket electric fans" when we want to express "Electric pocket fans ".
Pleonasm or redundancy : occurs when we use words that are not necessary, when we repeat terms or concepts in the same sentence. It is an incorrect use of language. For example, use phrases such as: "go down", "shut up", "crowd of people", "I thought to myself", "etc".
Archaism : Use of outdated terms in the ways of writing. For example, words like: "curriculum" instead of "curriculum", "I saw it" meaning "I saw it", among many others.
Barbarism : Use wrong phrases or words when speak or write Some examples may be: "put the dots on the ies", "you passed the exam".
Cacophony : repetition of words or phrases that generate redundancy and that they are loudly unpleasant. To give some examples: "atrocious sosobra", "shrimp caramel caramel shrimp".
Foreigners : phrases or voices of foreign origin, such as "garage", "sweter", "corner" or "sandwich".
Impropriety : Use words with a different use than what you really have. Some misconceptions that serve to exemplify this explanation are: "examine the subject in depth" to say "examine carefully", "fateful" when you want to say "fatal."
Hiatus : Use redundancy in vowel sounds. Two vowels located consecutively with each other. Some phrases that exemplify this vice are: "me and Ignacio", "la agua", "etc".
Solecism : An inaccuracy error in clarity when speaking. Syntax Error A phrase that can exemplify this vice is: "I told him not to enter."
Ignorantism : Talk in a way that does not respect the rules allowed within the grammar. An example of this incorrect use is "let me tell you" to request accessibility from the listener. The correct way to express this would be "let me tell you"
Cheism : When the term "that" is used improperly. There is also the "dequeismo" that is the use of the phrase "of that" of incorrect form.
Returning to the cacophony, it is one of the most common vices both in spoken and written language, however, it can also serve as a resource when it comes to poetry, for example Quevedo used to use it and many Golden Age poets did it, anyway you have to be very careful when it comes to use these types of wrong ways to express yourself, there must be a rigorous need for them .
Cacophony, in this sense, is usually used in teaching of languages, especially with children, when they are part of tongue twister .
In these cases, the sayings that present cacophony constitute an interesting exercise for the student to improve his pronunciation. For example: "Three sad wheat tigers trigaban in a wheat field".
Other tongue twisters with cacophonies are:
The little coconut eats, little coconut buys; Pedro Pérez asks permission to leave for Paris,
the one that covers little layer, little layer is bought.
As I eat little coconut, I buy little coconut,
and as little layer I cover, little layer I buy.
to wear a false wig because it looks like a peeled pig
Pedro Pérez asks permission to leave for Paris,
The antonym of cacophony is euphony , a notion that refers to the sound effect that is pleasant or aesthetic when sounds are combined in an expression.