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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

 
 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Well, I'm learning Norwegian, which I think is a rather attractive-sounding language and has a rather straightforward grammar. So... Norwegian all around. But, for just beauty of sound, I'm going to have to go with Icelandic. I love the mixture of sounds: germanic obviously, but you also hear some of the sounds of Irish Gaelic and flow of Russian sprinkled in there.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: The Big Orange (CA)
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I was going to say Icelandic as well! But I've finally voted Norwegian too because I've heard it many more times and it's still strikingly beautiful.

BTW, I'm learning (or trying to) it too
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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English and German.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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wow, it makes me happy to hear that people find my language to be beautiful!!

its kind of weird, though, as Norway has got soo many dialects, and they are all so very different!!

myself, i find some dialects to be pretty (like dialects from Stavanger and.. *cough* Bergen..), and others to be downright ugly! (not gonna mention any names..)

personally, i think german is a very cool language, and it surprises me that no one has voted for it yet!!
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Swedish is just so musical. I chose it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Originally Posted by City of Rain View Post
wow, it makes me happy to hear that people find my language to be beautiful!!

its kind of weird, though, as Norway has got soo many dialects, and they are all so very different!!

myself, i find some dialects to be pretty (like dialects from Stavanger and.. *cough* Bergen..), and others to be downright ugly! (not gonna mention any names..)

personally, i think german is a very cool language, and it surprises me that no one has voted for it yet!!
I voted for Norwegian...

Where are the 'downright ugly' dialects from?
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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The choice were pretty obvious for me.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:40 AM
 
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I voted for GERMAN, because it's the only Germanic foreign language that I speak ...and besides, I really love the German language, beautiful in my book.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bergen, Norway
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I voted for Norwegian...

Where are the 'downright ugly' dialects from?
well, people from the cities often can't stand hearing the dialects of people from the countryside.. also, i think that people from northern norway have a very annoying way of talking. it makes me crazy!

hmm and i also think that people from Trondheim talk way too masculine (i think it's really ugly on girls!!)

but i speak the most hated norwegian dialect myself, soo... (people from bergen often also dislike the eastern norwegian dialect spoken in Oslo etc..)
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