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Old 02-11-2021, 01:42 AM
 
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also I hate to sound mean, but I don't like a lot of the southeast asian languages like Vietnamese and Hmong and some Chinese dialects. It's a bunch of monosyllabic sounds which are just frequently paused and I see no emotion in it whatsoever. No grace or form. I'm not entirely convinced with Arabic either. I do like the sound of Hindi and some of the Indian languages.
I think arabic sounds beautiful listen to Ahwak - Abdel Halim Hafez اهواك - عبد الحليم حافظ but i disagree will you with the indian language i think it sounds strange
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Old 02-11-2021, 01:48 AM
 
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I like Lingala and other Bantu languages. They are syllable-timed so vowels are not shortened for unaccented syllables, and is tonal, so sounds like a staccato sung-song. A Bantu speaker, learning English, cannot her the difference between "competing" and "competent, except for the last syllable.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:49 AM
 
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Ugliest is by far Cantonese (sounds like people cursing at each other) followed by Danish (sounds like German and Swedish had a messed up child), Welsh (sounds like people chocking on potatoes), Mandarin (the "sh", "dzh" and "sch" sounds drive me crazy), and Haitian Creole (sounds like the speaker is performing exorcism).

Prettiest is Spanish, Jamaican English, Italian, Swedish, Thai (more cute than beautiful but I still love the sound of it), and Zulu. Spanish is particularly beautiful imo, the word for rainfall is "pluviosidad". Even disgrace sounds good in Spanish, "verguenza".
As someone who's parents are Haitian and speak Haitian Creole i agree 100%
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:11 PM
 
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Prettiest: USA English (My Primary, Sounds better than UK English) Spanish Anywhere (100%) French
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Portuguese is the prettiest language I have ever heard. It seems to b3 a combination of Spanish sn$ French, a Romance language.
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:57 PM
 
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Ugliest: Cantonese (Same), Albanian (German but bad), Amharic (Hebrew but left to right), Armenian (Hebrew but too northern), Bangla/Bengali (Hyalo?), Basque (Non-sense) Belarusian (Too Long), Bulgarian (Same as Belarusian), Burmese (This Symbol: ဟ is repetitive but with other things), Catalan (Too similar to Spanish), Chinese (Too Hard), Estonian (What?), G̶a̶l̶i̶c̶i̶a̶n̶, Georgian (), Hmong ()
Javanese (Too Similar to Indonesian), Khmer (), Nyanja (Babies), Russian (Apparently Too Long!), Xhosa ().
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:19 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Prettiest: French, Japanese, Spanish, UK English
Not so pretty: Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:39 PM
 
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Bulgarian (Same as Belarusian).

Belarusian is mutually intelligible with Russian and Ukrainian, none of which are mutually intelligible Bulgarian. Common logic here escapes you. Hell as a personal (and accurate...) opinion of mine Bulgarian isn't even slavic, long story...
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:20 PM
 
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Prettiest sounding:
London accent in men and women
Italian men
Woman speaking Spanish with a Colombian accent
Spaniard Castilian accent in men
French in a woman

Ugliest sounding:
Brazilian men and women is a bit too nasal for my taste
Russian is very similar to Brazilian
Dutch is just harsh
German is not calling
Indian/Pakistani
Chinese
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:59 AM
 
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prettiest: spanish, farsi, italian, greek
ugliest: idk
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