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Old 12-07-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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To my ear it would be Hindi/Urdu.

 
Old 12-07-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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I personally prefer korean because everytime i hear it, it sounds sooo romantic! When they speak quietly, it's like a sweety cake . But it sometimes sound harsh when spoken loud though. Sometimes, korean does sound similar to japanese as there are many words that has the same pronounciation and the meaning between each other. But still, I love the korean language. Oh, and the korean letters are so cute. All those circles, squares etc looks interesting to me.
That's something that makes Korean difficult for me to listen to. It sounds similar to Japanese, but I can't understand it.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 09:21 AM
kyh
 
Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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Korean sounds blerrgghhh. Don't like it.

Japanese on the other hand sounds nice, esp if spoken politely like during greetings or etc.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I don't know anything about South or Central Asian languages to comment on them.

For East/Southeast Asian languages, I really do like the sound of Wu dialects (Shanghainese and Suzhou are two of them).
 
Old 12-14-2012, 12:52 AM
 
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How would you "judge" Korean based on the Gangnam Style video?
 
Old 12-14-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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I think Japanese does. The worst for me (no offense to anyone): are Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Its relevant that you chose the most tonal languages to dislike.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Farsi is a pretty language. It's so hard to place when you hear it. It sounds Russian and Spanish and Urdu all mixed together.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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How would you "judge" Korean based on the Gangnam Style video?
It sounds weird in the video.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 12:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Japanese sounds very nice.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:18 AM
 
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I like the way Japanese, Korean, and Thai sound.
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