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View Poll Results: What are the most beautiul sounding Germac languages?
Danish 4 4.44%
Dutch 7 7.78%
English 37 41.11%
Faroese 0 0%
Frisian 1 1.11%
German 20 22.22%
Icelandic 12 13.33%
Norwegian 15 16.67%
Scots 3 3.33%
Swedish 28 31.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-15-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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I know all these languages have regional accents, i am asking in general.

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Best: Swedish
Worst: Danish
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Wow i misspelled the word "language" two times. My keyboard is giving up. How embarrassing
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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I read that German and Dutch are very gutteral and harsh languages, and that English is soft spoken. I think English will get alot of votes, but i am not sure, i don't know how non-english speakers hear English.

Well anyways that is it for me, i personally won't vote and will only read what other says.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Originally Posted by Almeida93 View Post
I read that German and Dutch are very gutteral and harsh languages, and that English is soft spoken. I think English will get alot of votes, but i am not sure, i don't know how non-english speakers hear English.

Well anyways that is it for me, i personally won't vote and will only read what other says.
According to Spanish and French speakers I've asked this question to, English sounds harsh to their ears too. I'm not familiar with every language listed but IMO, I think most dialects of High German sound less harsh than most others.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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English sounds softer than most Germanic languages, but quite monotonous. Don't really know. But I can say than Swedish/Norwegian/Icelandic/Faroese sound not as harsh as German.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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German, when spoken by a woman, especially Franka Potente.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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In my opinion:

1. Icelandic
2. Swedish/Norwegian (sound the same to me)
3. English
4. Frisian
5. Danish
6. German
7. Dutch/Afrikaans
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I read that German and Dutch are very gutteral and harsh languages, and that English is soft spoken. I think English will get alot of votes, but i am not sure, i don't know how non-english speakers hear English.

Well anyways that is it for me, i personally won't vote and will only read what other says.
It depends, Dutch doesn't have that harsh "G" sound in the Southern Netherlands and Flanders. But it's an ugly language anyway, at least when it's spoken.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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It depends, Dutch doesn't have that harsh "G" sound in the Southern Netherlands and Flanders. But it's an ugly language anyway, at least when it's spoken.
Modern Greek language and southern Russian dialects have the same "G" pronuciation as standard Dutch. Ukrainian have a bit different, but similiar sound, which usually is usually transcripted as H.
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