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I thought Vietnamese sounded weird when I first heard my friend speak it... but after hanging at her house for a few years it began to sound normal and I don't even give a second thought to it when she talks to her parents in Vietnamese. It's all based on perspective I think.

I had a white classmate who said she though Cantonese sounded "barbaric and obnoxious" (whatever that means) but the same Vietnamese friend said she thought it just sounded "normal". In fact she had more problems with Mandarin... saying that it sounded like someone was constantly hitting the car breaks.
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I thought Vietnamese sounded weird when I first heard my friend speak it... but after hanging at her house for a few years it began to sound normal and I don't even give a second thought to it when she talks to her parents in Vietnamese. It's all based on perspective I think.

I had a white classmate who said she though Cantonese sounded "barbaric and obnoxious" (whatever that means) but the same Vietnamese friend said she thought it just sounded "normal". In fact she had more problems with Mandarin... saying that it sounded like someone was constantly hitting the car breaks.


Any asian language bleeds my ears, even from a Vietnamese and Korean background my own voice bleeds my ears, English will always be the best language
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Just curious...how did you get to learn cantonese almost fluently? i'm in the process now.. just wondering why a language that's pretty solely spoken in Hong Kong and some parts of china was your choice. It's a really interesting language though IMO, there's even some english lexical terms added to cantonese sentences.

I know people who think Thai doesn't sound nice but I disagree. I think English is a horrible language, it's all broken up and just generally too solid sounding.
Some people are born to a Cantonese speaking family....good luck in learning Cantonese btw. I heard there are like 7 different tones in the language
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Welsh / Irish. You need subs to understand them.
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I dunno about good sounding ones, but English spoken by a Scotsman sounds like arse.
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Welsh / Irish. You need subs to understand them.
I think it's so funny that English people have this problem too
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I think people are thinking of accents rather than actual languages
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I think people are thinking of accents rather than actual languages


It's not possible to hate a language, only how it's spoken. You'd have to hate how it's written too to hate a language, technically.
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Nothing is more ugly the finnish langauge.

NOTHING.


Come on, it just rolls off the tongue. Say it with me:

"Perkele!"

Satans voiv... perkele!

Thats my finnish vocalbury
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noka_ wrote:

Just curious...how did you get to learn cantonese almost fluently? i'm in the process now.. just wondering why a language that's pretty solely spoken in Hong Kong and some parts of china was your choice. It's a really interesting language though IMO, there's even some english lexical terms added to cantonese sentences.

I know people who think Thai doesn't sound nice but I disagree. I think English is a horrible language, it's all broken up and just generally too solid sounding.


From my mom (who's family is originally from Hong Kong)
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DanteVSTheWorld wrote:

Welsh / Irish. You need subs to understand them.
I think it's so funny that English people have this problem too


Whenever I come across one in the wild, it's best to just nod and agree while moving along.
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Klingon is my favourite language. There's nothing more soothing on the ears than listening to a Klingon performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
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tridragon1 wrote:

I think people are thinking of accents rather than actual languages


It's not possible to hate a language, only how it's spoken. You'd have to hate how it's written too to hate a language, technically.


Well, I dislike nearly anything when it comes to French. Doesn't have to be spoken. It's possible to dislike languages whether they are written or spoken, it just boils down to separate reasons for such a distaste.

Many people dislike written Welsh, for example. It's understandable, too, given that the spelling rules are crazy and the grammar is pretty alien. Ynysybwl is a word I like to point out, though it is actually a place. Another place is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is incidentally the longest place-name in Europe.
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Wow, people really think Arabic sounds bad? It sounds so valiant to me. I like the way you put it, as well. "Smooth". I hear it spoken often when I go watch my mom Belly Dance at certain studios.

I don't think there is a "best" or "worst" sounding language. It is all a matter of opinion, but if you don't speak that language, should you really have the right to say if it sounds bad or not? I find it's rather disrespectful to do so. That's the sort of opinion you keep to yourself...
Posted 6/10/15
Thai, everything is just krap.
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