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Old 10-27-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: S
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I don't know many of the local languages between the countries. But for Korean, I think it will be better if it can be a little "hard"... For Chinese. I like Beijing dialect and Cantonese. However, what worth mentioned is, Hakka is very charming and sounds elegant to me.

 
Old 10-28-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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I like hearing Japanese. It sounds rather soft to me.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Malang, Indonesia
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It's interesting that Indonesian language tone sounds more like Tagalog than Malaysian Malay although Indonesian was originally Sumatran Malay language and then become modified.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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depends on your aural preference at least for me it does if you wanna go for lots of sharp ks go for japanese I would say
and the s is prevalent in most asian languages as well as well everywhere to be precise evolutionary linguistics are centered around bug to snake with the proper order being s'es t's and k's anything below that is well just movement and monkeys do not need to communicate to convey mine not yours a bite or a fist would do just as fine as far as my native language goes we have relatively more vowels than most latin based alphabets and the e sound is quite prevalent
 
Old 11-03-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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so this is how the Chavacano Ermita sounds like?

 
Old 01-21-2015, 05:47 AM
 
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Default Korean is the uber asian language

I don't get people on this thread, japanese maybe bit thai? Mandarin? They sound horrible. As an anglo born, english speaker, who has spent considerable time in north and south east asia, Korean definitely wins first prize in being the most palatable to the non-asian ear. The way sentences are ended with yo and da, give it the poetry that others lack. Japan comes a close second because it resembles korean structurally, but its let down because it tends to sound if a korean is being spoken with a heavy thai accent. Mandarin is even worse, and has a heavy chow sound to it. And thai, it just sounds terrible. Probably not surprising why korean music has international appeal? Imagine if Psy sang gangnam and gentleman in thai, or cantonese, or even japanese, it just wouldn't have had the international success.
 
Old 01-21-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin) sound beautiful. But I especially like Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew, and Hindi. All sound so beautiful.
 
Old 01-21-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Filipino usually sounds annoying, but when it's spoken in its classic way and without much English, it sounds very nice IMO.

The way everyone is speaking it in this video, especially the narrator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIB0D_XhEJY

But it's very rare to hear it spoken like this, unfortunately.
 
Old 01-21-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Mandarin sounds nice, Vietnamese sounds angry
 
Old 01-22-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Novi, Mi
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Japan comes a close second because it resembles korean structurally, but its let down because it tends to sound if a korean is being spoken with a heavy thai accent.

I reversely think that Korean sounds like Japanese with a heavy Thai accent haha. It's probably the consonants of it. That says I'm totally biased by only speaking Japanese and not Korean.
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