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Old 05-24-2010, 05:32 AM
 
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It's Tagalog from the Philippines. I always ask my friends what they think it sounds like, they give me varying answers, but most of my friends don't know much about foreign languages. Since this is a more cultured & worldly crowd, I was wondering what you guys thought. Does it sound similar to any languages you know of? Do you like the sound of it? You can be honest, a lot of people say it sounds like chickens.

The first 45 seconds is really formal & traditional Tagalog. After that it's normal everyday Tagalog.


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Old 05-24-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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You can be honest, a lot of people say it sounds like chickens.
I have been around chickens quite a bit, but *honestly*, I do not think chickens *speak* like that ....

Again, ... *honestly* .... I do not speak Tagalog, but I do speak one language, closely related to that language, so I do recognize some words.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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I have been around chickens quite a bit, but *honestly*, I do not think chickens *speak* like that ....

Again, ... *honestly* .... I do not speak Tagalog, but I do speak one language, closely related to that language, so I do recognize some words.
I hear the chickens thing A LOT about Tagalog. What language do you speak?
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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I hear the chickens thing A LOT about Tagalog. What language do you speak?

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Spanish, English, Efik, and enough Ibo to get my face slapped, (or have a nice evening).

Tagalog is a Phillipino (sp) - [ I can mis-spell words in a variety of languages] - and has the short, chopped syllables sometimes associated with oriental languages. I suppose, if pressed, I would say that chickens speak in short chopped syllables.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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I hear the chickens thing A LOT about Tagalog. What language do you speak?

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Spanish, English, Efik, and enough Ibo to get my face slapped, (or have a nice evening).

Tagalog is a Phillipino (sp) - [ I can mis-spell words in a variety of languages] - and has the short, chopped syllables sometimes associated with oriental languages. I suppose, if pressed, I would say that chickens speak in short chopped syllables.
I think it's because Tagalog has a lot of K which can sound like cackling chickens. But Tagalog isn't nearly as choppy as most other Asian languages, like Vietnamese. Tagalog is relatively flowy
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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I was actually pleasantly surprised because I can't stand most Asian languages (Southeast Asia). I hear a lot of "h" sounds which remind me more of an Arabic language.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I was actually pleasantly surprised because I can't stand most Asian languages (Southeast Asia). I hear a lot of "h" sounds which remind me more of an Arabic language.
You know, more people tell me it sounds like Arabic than any other language. There are a few Arabic loanwords, but more Sanskrit (from India) and of course Spanish

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Old 05-24-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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I thought the second half sounded a bit like a spanish soap opera.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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I was actually pleasantly surprised because I can't stand most Asian languages (Southeast Asia). I hear a lot of "h" sounds which remind me more of an Arabic language.
Malay, the language of Brunei isn't too bad . The South Asian- Benghali, Urdu,etc and Parsi tongues are also decent.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Malay, the language of Brunei isn't too bad . The South Asian- Benghali, Urdu,etc and Parsi tongues are also decent.
I'm sure there are some exceptions, but as a group I hate them. Chinese simply grates on my nerves!
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