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Old 12-23-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Are you talking about the more nasal Northern Mexican accent or the more mumbled Central Mexican accent?
All of them. there are people in my area who have come from all over Mexico. Where ever they came from, it never sounds like European Spanish.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Ugliest BY FAR: Dutch

Sorry, 'Netherlanders' (not correct terminology, i know).
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Dutch is atrocious, without a doubt. No offense to people though.
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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Prettiest:
Italian
French
Spanish

Ugliest:
Chinese (all dialects)
Korean
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Nigerian English
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Leeds, England
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Worst to hear: German, Dutch, Jamaican English (Patois), Bulgarian and Korean

Best: Italian and Spanish
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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Berber
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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Prettiest are: French, Italian, educated Hindi, and Tamil
Ugliest are: Mandarin and Arabic.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Ugliest -- Cantonese, Mandarin,
German


Prettiest -- Spanish
French
Italian

Romance languages are the best sounding languages in the world.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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All of them. there are people in my area who have come from all over Mexico. Where ever they came from, it never sounds like European Spanish.
I don't think people from the South of Mexico speak fast at all.

I give you that basically nobody from Mexico sounds like their from Madrid, but in Galicia, in Northwest Spain, people speak extremely fast, with a very high-pitched nasal accent.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:53 AM
Status: "Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast." (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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I like some Romance languages, Portuguese, Catalan, and some Italian, but in general the alternating syllable stress makes the ones with hard consonants and short vowels unpleasant.

On the other hand, Germanic languages, having initial stress sounds nicer to me when the language tends to have softer consonants like English, Norwegian, Swedish, and many German accents.

To me rhythm of a language is more important than consonantal quality.
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