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Old 06-03-2018, 11:58 PM
 
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Lols! Can you believe that when I was in the US, this one woman asked me “Do you all speak American in your country?” She was the same woman who also asked “Does everyone have a gun, in your country?”

By the way, a “Most Annoying?...” thread on this forum, would usually have everyone saying “English/British”. But, of course, no-one can say that this time - as we all happen to be speaking English on here.
I find British English to be one of the most lauded languages in the world. Very seldom will you hear someone complaining about it.
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:59 PM
 
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Some languages sound better if spoken by women: German, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, West African languages, Sinhalese

Other languages sound better if spoken by men: French, Russian, Portuguese, Italian.
To me all of them sound better when spoken by women.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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Thats partly even mainly cause its a language of power....
In many ways that's the case. Some people prefer it over American English because of its fluidity. You won't run into as many 'um', 'like'... as you would in the American variant. Generally speaking, when English people speak there is far less stumbling involved. At the other end of the stick, I know quite a few individuals who find British accents to be pretentious in a way that makes it seem like the person you're interacting with is talking down to you.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:07 AM
 
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In many ways that's the case. Some people prefer it over American English because of its fluidity. You won't run into as many 'um', 'like'... as you would in the American variant. Generally speaking, when English people speak there is far less stumbling involved. At the other end of the stick, I know quite a few individuals who find British accents to be pretentious in a way that makes it seem like the person you're interacting with is talking down to you.
I suspect that's more of a cultural phenomenon, with different societies more comfortable or uncomfortable with shared silence than others, or where people just feel they need to express themselves. Aussies are pretty fond of fillers like "you know", "kinda" (kind of), "yeh" or the final "hmmm" added to the end of sentence. And of course the famous trailing "eh" is not only a Canadian phenomenon.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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Bashkir language.
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:15 AM
 
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Cantonese is horrid.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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German is an ugly sounding language.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Most annoying: Portuguese and Dutch
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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'America' isn't a language! , for that matter neither is 'Africa' or Canadians!
and neither is "India" India has 22 official languages and they all sound very different.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth...ution_of_India
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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Arabic, German, Chinese, Thai
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