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Old 01-30-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Spanish!
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Swahili, I think it's a beautiful language. Also Spanish, because I'm learning to speak that one pretty well so I welcome any extra opportunity to hear it spoken (understanding native speakers is difficult because of how fast they speak).
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:43 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Greek sounds very melodic. I'm in bangalore now and Kannada is king. South Indians have a distinct was yet of talking English rolling their "r"s. I live in the middle east and hear Arabic all the time of don't like lots crystalline but need to.learn it to.get around.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:44 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I.meant guttural sound not crystalline
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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French is very nasal, isn' it? with all the en, an, in, un etc.
French is actually quite oral. English is among the most nasal languages--especially American English. The letter 'n' is not inherently nasal--it depends purely on how the sound is made. The French (like other romance language speakers) open their mouth to make the sound.

I think that certain German accents (which I can't identify by region) are very pretty sounding. Jamaican patois is very soothing to the ear. Malian French sounds great, as does the French of Bretagne. I think Chinese is another particularly pretty language.
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