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Post Reply "Best" and "worst" sounding languages...
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Posted 6/10/15 , edited 6/10/15
Alright so obviously we have to take the speaker's voice into play. (which you mentioned)
If they just have an annoying voice, no matter what language they speak, that might give people a bad image of how that language sounds.

Let's talk about voice actors:
Voice actors in English -speaking don't talk how you would normally talk. So we are on Crunchyroll, which means most people are familiar with the sound of the Japanese language. I run into some characters in animes in which their voices piss me off to my limits. However, there are others who I fairly enjoy listening to them speak.

In my opinion, I don't think it's the language that is "worst" but I think it's the speaker that's annoying or just doesn't sound good to some people.

(I'm sorry about all these dorks just saying what are the worst and best languages, since you did not ask that.)
Posted 6/10/15
I love listening to people speak different languages in general. I don't have a particular favorite and I don't ever recall disliking any specific language. I do, however, sometimes dislike the way some people speak which really has more to do with their voice and intonation than the actual language they're speaking. So yeah, in my opinion, it's mainly the speaker whom I like or dislike, not the language.
Posted 6/10/15
Best: Latin.
Worst: Danish.
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Personally, I don't think there's an "ugly" sounding language... so far in my life all languages I've heard sound interesting and beautiful in their own way :T

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Posted 6/10/15 , edited 6/10/15

byClear wrote:

I don't think there are "good" and "bad" sounding languages. Its all based on preference and who's speaking. I know as an English speaker I think English sounds kinda dull and Italian sounds pretty cool. But I know Italians that think Italian is dull and English is cool. Same thing goes with how the majority of the people on this site think Japanese sounds better than English but in Japan a decent amount of Japanese believe English sounds better than Japanese. So yeah, like they say "One mans ugly is another mans beauty."


I'd go with his answer, I think it kinda goes comes to individual preference and and who's speaking. German for me, the intonations sound quite harsh but I don't know any native German speakers locally who I can compare to. Spanish and Portuguese are said to be beautiful languages but I don't really see them in that way. Honestly I think it's because I'm biased, having grown up in a Spanish speaking household. I will say this based on the speaker regardless of sex, Spanish can definitely sound very romantic and smooth. Japanese eh same as Spanish but how beautiful it would sound to me is very dependent on rythmn of the sound following each word (Not even sure that makes sense haha)
Otherwise It can easily sound as harsh as Chinese for example at times. English has always been very neutral sounding.
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Posted 6/10/15
I really like how French and Japanese sound and as for worst can't really think of any I dislike there are some that sound sorta rough but they are still pretty in their own way
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Posted 6/10/15
Whenever I see Russians when I'm in the city and hear them talk they always sound straight-up drunk, lol. The Romance languages are nice sounding, but French makes my head hurt with all the silent letters... studied German for 2 years, and enjoyed it pretty well
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Posted 6/11/15
French is a beautiful language.
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Posted 6/11/15
I think the beauty of a language is brought out when used in a religious service.
Even the harshest sounding language sounds beautiful this way.

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Posted 6/12/15
I can't stand the sound French or Arabic language. French sounds, I don't know, it just grates on my nerves. When I hear it I have the urge to forcibly silence the person speaking. It's irrational, and I know it, but that's how I feel. Arabic truly sounds ugly to me, it's all the hacking and phlegmy sound made while pronouncing certain words. It invokes an image of someone clearing their throat to spit.

Russian and eastern European dialects tickle me a bit. I have always been fascinated by the sound of it being spoken, oh and their creative use of consonants.

In the end it really depends on the elocution and intention of the speaker.
Posted 6/13/15
Vietnamese is the best and worst
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Posted 6/13/15
German is the only language I don't like, at all.
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Posted 6/14/15

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Best: Latin.
Worst: Danish.


Why danish?
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Best: Spanish - the way this language flows is soothing.
Worst: Cantonese - the vowel enunciation slays me.

they can both be polar opposites due to certain regions, but for the majority of the speakers this is what I think.
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Posted 6/14/15 , edited 6/14/15

DaftCabbage wrote:

Best: Spanish - the way this language flows is soothing.
Worst: Cantonese - the vowel enunciation slays me.

they can both be polar opposites due to certain regions, but for the majority of the speakers this is what I think.


Which kind of spanish? It depends on the accent, every latin american country and region has it´s own, so do european spanish...
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