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View Poll Results: What's your favorite Germanic language, and/or sound best?
English 57 41.61%
German 27 19.71%
Dutch 8 5.84%
Afrikaans 2 1.46%
Swedish 16 11.68%
Norwegian 10 7.30%
Danish 5 3.65%
Icelandic 11 8.03%
Faroese 1 0.73%
Voters: 137. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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I like Norwegian, Icelandic, Dutch, and English.

Norwegian sounds very very nice.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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I like Norwegian, Icelandic, Dutch, and English.

Norwegian sounds very very nice.
I have come to like Dutch more lately, too. I used to be turned off by the really raspy, fricative and plosive sounds, but some speakers and dialects soften that and it actually sounds quite musical; even a tiny bit like Gaelic and Irish Gaelic, which I think are very pretty.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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swedish
german
icelandic
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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swedish
german
icelandic
permit me to honor that choice...


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Old 06-18-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Deutsch und Englisch!!

German and English!
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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German is the most horrendous sounding language ever, its a very ugly language
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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German is the most horrendous sounding language ever, its a very ugly language
To you. We all don't think the same, though. Lot of folks think English is the ugliest language on the planet (it's pretty close on my list).
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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German is the most horrendous sounding language ever, its a very ugly language
There are worse...
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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Default My opinion

Dutch is my native language, but for me it's not my favorite Germanic language.

English, (British AND American) sounds horrible compared to Scandinavian languages.
And dutch....looks like a dirty variant of German.
The loveliest languages for me are Swedish (soft, happy and intelligent) and Afrikaans (simple and clear).
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:53 AM
 
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that's kind of you to say.

imho, people can be expected to diffenrentiate between their personal tastes and the behaviors they display when judging others' ....

the thread is about FAVORITE germanic LANGUAGE!

it's nice to hear from others ....
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