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    #1

    Which is more euphonious?

    Hi. Which of the following variants is more suitable? "President Ivo Josipovic of the Republic of Croatia" and "the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipovic." I am prone to the first version.

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    #2

    Re: Which is more euphonious?

    I'd say they're equally mellifluous. The second version needs a comma before the president's name, and in a sentence would need one after it.

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    #3

    Re: Which is more euphonious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    mellifluous
    I learned a new word today.

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    #4

    Re: Which is more euphonious?

    The second possibly places a bit more emphasis on the country, as its name comes first and the person's name is separated by commas.

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    #5

    Re: Which is more euphonious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mher View Post
    I learned a new word today.
    And check out the derivation of 'mellifluous' it flows like honey.

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    #6

    Re: Which is more euphonious?

    I always think 'mellifluous' is a more mellifluous word than 'euphonious'.

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