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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 03-11-2021, 10:59 AM
 
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prettiest: spanish, farsi, italian, greek
ugliest: idk
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Old 03-11-2021, 11:09 AM
 
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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 ().
I am from Belarus. Nobody here speaks 'belarussian' language. People on Belarus speak russian.

Armenian language has nothing common with Hebrew.
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:48 PM
 
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Ugliest, French -nasal, Certain Colombian and Venezuelan Spanish they sound like they try to sound so European that they go out of breath, Portuguese, west african English - so annoying sounding, Yemeni Arabic - nasal, Indian English sounds like mouth full of potatoes , all nordic languages


Prettiest dont know maybe English with French accent
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