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Old 08-12-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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Chinese, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu.

 
Old 08-14-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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Disclosure: I'm Korean-American, born and raised in the US. It is impossible for me to judge the aural aesthetics of American-English or Korean or how they sound to non-native speakers. They are base languages to me that just are or exist.

To my American ears, the Romance Languages, French in particular with its mellifluous, luxurious, rolling r's, are the most beautiful sounding.

Japanese with its plethora of hard consonants sounds harsh, but in a cool way. I've always found it appealing to the ears.
I'm not fond of tonal languages like Mandarin/Cantonese or Vietnamese. I find them whiny and effeminate. This is probably culturally-influenced on some subconscious level or maybe it's just a personal preference.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Japanese is by far the nicest-sounding Asian language to my Western ears.

I'd like to add that, aside from the language having a nice sound (with the bonus that it is easy to pronounce), Japanese speakers tend to speak more quietly than many other Asians, so my ears don't hurt.

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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French language is best in sounding as it is spoken with little twisted tongue. It sounds very cute and childish sometimes and also very sencious at times.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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Indian language has a sing song quality, sort of reminds me of a Scottish accent in a way although they are two completely different languages.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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of languages I've heard I'd say khmer or lao maybe even some other SE asia languages
 
Old 08-15-2015, 01:22 AM
 
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I really prefer Hindi.
 
Old 08-22-2015, 08:39 PM
 
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Korean


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Old 08-23-2015, 12:11 AM
 
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Mandarin is a beautiful Chinese dialect IMHO.. Going off on a tangent, Vietnamese is just atrociously sickening as far as sounds go.. It sounds like two cats mating.. Their attempt to have their language sound more chinese by adopting tones backfired..Tagalog sounds like machine gunfire...just horrific..
 
Old 08-23-2015, 12:23 AM
 
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Oh burmese!! Very soothing to the ears!! Watch YouTube videos of burmese music!!
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