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Unread 03-27-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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Default Most beautiful sounding languages, in your opinion?

What do you think are the most beautiful sounding languages?

I think Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Arabic, and English spoken by some Irish, English, and Scottish people (I've never heard Welsh accents so I can't compare).
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Unread 03-27-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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Brazilian-Portuguese.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 04:22 AM
 
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Brazilian-Portuguese.

It's funny, I never found Portuguese to be sexy the way I find Italian or some Spanish accents (Argentina, Spain, Nicaragua) to be. Before I spoke Portuguese it always seemed exotic, I think because there is so much more variation in vowel sounds than in Spanish, but never sexy. I know I am probably the exception in that opinion. Now that I speak it, it just sounds normal.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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It's funny, I never found Portuguese to be sexy the way I find Italian or some Spanish accents (Argentina, Spain, Nicaragua) to be. Before I spoke Portuguese it always seemed exotic, I think because there is so much more variation in vowel sounds than in Spanish, but never sexy. I know I am probably the exception in that opinion. Now that I speak it, it just sounds normal.
I think European Portuguese has a sexy sound to it, mainly because it sounds exotic for a Romance language (certain sounds and intonation resembles Slavic languages even, even though it's not related to those languages).
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Andalusian Spanish sounds sweet and extremely fluid.
What I don't like at all is the sound of Semitic and Slavic languages.
What sounds really weird to me is Basque, not in a good or bad way, just very alien.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Quakertown, Pa., USA
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ALL languages are sexy when spoken softly in the bedroom
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Unread 03-27-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Portuguese and Spanish. French is nice too.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Andalusian Spanish sounds sweet and extremely fluid.
What I don't like at all is the sound of Semitic and Slavic languages.
What sounds really weird to me is Basque, not in a good or bad way, just very alien.
I think Arabic is a beautiful language. I haven't heard much of the other Semitic languages (Amharic, Hebrew etc.) so I can't judge them.

The only Spanish accent I don't care for is Canarian.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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I think Arabic is a beautiful language. I haven't heard much of the other Semitic languages (Amharic, Hebrew etc.) so I can't judge them.

The only Spanish accent I don't care for is Canarian.

As I stated before, I think a lot of Spanish sounds sexy but I have to say that the lower class accent Spanish in Mexico is about the ugliest language I have ever heard. I'm sure others will disagree but it grates on my ears like no other. I don't even know how to describe it, it is so ugly.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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I second what someone else said about Irish English. It sounds like singing when spoken, could listen to it all day.
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