The article “23 Emotions We all Feel But Don’t Know the Names of” is a list of made-up words for inchoate or unsettling thoughts we’ve all had (mostly). It is quite interesting, more in the feelings author Bobby Popovic identifies than in the words he has coined for tickld.com. Those words drill a bit more deeply into lexicography than I can plumb (mostly), but some of the coinages strike home and almost all of the feelings do.
The words, in order, are sonder, opia, monachpsis, énouement, vellichor, rubatosis, kenopsia, Mauerbauertraurigkeit, jouska, christalism, vemödalen, anecdoche, ellipsism, kuebiko, lachesism, exulansis, adronitis, Ruckkehrunruhe, nodus tollens, onism, liberosis, Altschmerz and Occhiolism.
I want to make one up that relates to the general subject of this blog, architecture, but nothing pops to mind so I will make do with a recent coinage of, I think, Andrés Duany, a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, whose upcoming treatise Heterodoxia Architectonica I have helped to edit. Palladiophobia is the fear of liking architecture that is widely known for its likability. Its root is from Palladio, the famous Renaissance architect. Maybe I am not defining it quite as Duany would, but I commend his neologistical chops.
If the 23 words on the list were actually made up by Popovic, cited as the writer of the piece, then I must congratulate him. Meanwhile, I will doff my hat to my wife, Victoria Somlo, for tipping me off to his list.