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Old 09-02-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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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
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:22 AM
 
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Malay/Indonesia
I wouldn't lump these two as the same language. On my recent trip to Asia, one commented on the other as "unrefined". It's like rubbing China paint on a Vietnamese facade, and then Minister MacKay wants a Singapore hub to support a US military shift to Asia.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Hindi and Bengali are the most pleasant sounding.

Mandarin and Vietnamese are the most unpleasant-sounding.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Hindi and Bengali are the most pleasant sounding.

Mandarin and Vietnamese are the most unpleasant-sounding.
I used to think all Chinese languages were unpleasant but Mandarin can actually be kind of pleasing, especially compared to Cantonese.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Pa
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My ex's parents spoke Korean. Didn't know what they were saying but it didn't sound horrible.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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My ex's parents spoke Korean. Didn't know what they were saying but it didn't sound horrible.
Korean can be okay but sometimes it sounds really whiny, like they're always complaining.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Korean can be okay but sometimes it sounds really whiny, like they're always complaining.
Haha.....or yelling. Hmmm I think his mom yelled at him a lot.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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Haha.....or yelling. Hmmm I think his mom yelled at him a lot.
Korean parents have a reputation for strictness...although, we have a Korean family friend who used to baby-sit us, I used to go to kindy and later high school with her son, and she was a really sweet, kind lady. I vaguely remember her making sushi, but yeah, that was a long time ago.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Hindi and Bengali are the most pleasant sounding.

Mandarin and Vietnamese are the most unpleasant-sounding.
Agree with Hindi being the most pleasant sounding.


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Old 09-03-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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Malay is the most pleasant sounding


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