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schmoo
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 Message 1 of 15
31 March 2015 at 3:10am | IP Logged 
In this discussion thread you need to pick a language that you believe sounds
beautiful to the ear.Then explain why its sounds beautiful.

Edited by Fasulye on 02 April 2015 at 10:08am

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basica
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 Message 2 of 15
31 March 2015 at 3:23am | IP Logged 
I like the sound of slavic languages - especially Russian. I also don't mind the sound of
French or Japanese. I dunno if I would class them as beautiful, but I do like the sound
of them. The languages I don't particularly like the sound of are Dutch and Spanish.
There's just something coarse about them. Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish all
sound goofy to me, but I wouldn't describe them as ugly.

Edited by basica on 31 March 2015 at 3:44am

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schmoo
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 Message 3 of 15
01 April 2015 at 2:58pm | IP Logged 
I like the sound of some African languages such as Zulu and Swahili. I think it might be the ending sounds of the language. I also like the sound of the German language because of the heavy constant sounds that hit the ear. Others describe the German this as harsh. I don't know why? Maybe cultural attitudes? But I also think it depends on how it is spoken. Does the speaker place heavy emphasis on certain syllables or letters when they say the word.   
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schmoo
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 Message 4 of 15
01 April 2015 at 3:01pm | IP Logged 
basica wrote:
I like the sound of slavic languages - especially Russian. I also don't mind the sound of
French or Japanese. I dunno if I would class them as beautiful, but I do like the sound
of them. The languages I don't particularly like the sound of are Dutch and Spanish.
There's just something coarse about them. Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish all
sound goofy to me, but I wouldn't describe them as ugly.


I apologize for the poor choice of words. I didn't mean ugly.
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guiguixx1
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Speaks: French*, English, Dutch, Portuguese, Esperanto, German, Italian, Spanish
Studies: Polish, Mandarin

 
 Message 5 of 15
01 April 2015 at 7:59pm | IP Logged 
I LOVE the sound of English! (not a very exotic choice though). Among all the language
that I have tried, or can speak, it's by very favorite. I couldn't say why, though...
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hrhenry
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Speaks: English*, SpanishC2, ItalianC2, Norwegian, Catalan, Galician, Turkish, Portuguese
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 Message 6 of 15
01 April 2015 at 10:33pm | IP Logged 
To me, Ojibwe is a beautiful sounding language.

Very simple phonetics with fairly precise/ consistent pronunciation.

I've often read and heard it compared to a soothing babbling brook or stream.

R.
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JennW
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Studies: German, French, Polish

 
 Message 7 of 15
01 April 2015 at 10:59pm | IP Logged 
From my limited experience at school I much preferred the sound of French to the sound of German, but as I've grown up I've become more drawn to the sound of Slavic languages (particularly Czech but also Russian), which I find quite flowing. I find the sound of Scandinavian languages interesting, although I think I would stop short of calling it beautiful (to my ear). I don't really have enough experience of non-European languages to comment on any others though.
Maybe it's because I'm a native speaker but English sounds really boring and quite harsh to me!

Edited by JennW on 01 April 2015 at 11:00pm

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SomeGuy
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 Message 8 of 15
02 April 2015 at 12:07am | IP Logged 
I my case it's vietnamese : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZ620nh_S0
but i like tones and glottal stops in general


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