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Old 09-04-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Macao
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From most pleasing to the ear to most jarring:

These are the 10 most spoken languages in Asia:


Japanese
Malay/Indonesian
Mandarin
Korean
Burmese
Bengali
Hindi
Thai
Cantonese
Vietnamese
Malay/Indonesian
Japanese
Mandarin
Burmese
Bengali
Hindi
Vietnamese
Thai
Cantonese
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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What's wrong with Cantonese?
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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What's wrong with Cantonese?
nothing wrong, just not very pleasing to listen to. Maybe because there are too many really short and abrupt sound, and too many tones.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Macao
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What's wrong with Cantonese?
9 tones. As opposed to Mandarin which is 4 tones, Thai is I believe 5 tones, and Vietnamese is 6 tones.

9 tones just gives a more jarring sound.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:50 PM
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I enjoy the sound of Cantonese the most!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I wouldn't lump these two as the same language. On my recent trip to Asia, one commented on the other as "unrefined". .
Ask a German about the Swiss language sometime, and see what comments you hear.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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i am vietnam


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Old 09-09-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Korean
Japanese
Mandarin
Cantonese
Hindi
Taiwanese (Unless you sound like a smoking Eva airline stewardess of course and this is coming from a female.)
Vietnamese


I'm a native Cantonese speaker.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: India
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I prefer Hindi but Bengali also good.. Pleasant sounding for both of them..
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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Burmese is my favorite language. It sounds very soft, and pleasing to the ears. Also the writing is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.



Japanese would have to be my other favorite. It has great sounds.
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