Pronounced: SEG-way (alternatively, SAY-gway), verb/noun
Notes: This is a word I know in pronunciation (you probably do, too), but I wasn’t aware of the correct spelling
The word sprachgefühl means “an intuitive sense of what is linguistically appropriate”
This word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
As you can probably guess, this word comes from German: spache (language, speech) plus gefühl (feeling). It’s a great capability to have, but the word is relatively rare.
The word allusion (an indirect reference to something – as in literature) was rejected because I knew the meaning. I actually enjoying sprinkling my speech with allusions (some easier to figure out than others).