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Old 10-02-2015, 03:50 AM
 
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I think a lot of this depends on the particular dialect. Arab is a good example of this; some dialects sound decent, others are a brutal assault on the ears.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:14 AM
 
Location: An Island with a View
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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".
I'm afraid you've mistaken dialects for languages. They are completely different not just in pronunciation but also in grammar, usage and written form. One is more slang-based while the other is more structural and sophisticated. They are simply not comparable. I am just saying......
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm afraid you've mistaken dialects for languages. They are completely different not just in pronunciation but also in grammar, usage and written form. One is more slang-based while the other is more structural and sophisticated. They are simply not comparable. I am just saying......
You're wrong.


Dialects can also differ in grammar, usage and written form (ex: British English v. American English has differences in all three) and there's no such thing as dialects being more "slang-based" since all languages have slang. In truth, dialects and languages exist on a continuum and it's really hard to tell where a dialect ends and where a language begins sometimes, although other times it's fairly clear-cut.

For example, Jamaican Patois and English are clearly different languages, whereas African American Vernacular and English aren't that clearly distinct from each other.
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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Eastern German is pretty bad.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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Prettiest..

Italian
French
Brazilian Portuguese
Swedish
Russian and other Slavic
Spanish (from Cono Sur and Carribbean)

Not too crazy about German or Danish. Don't care much for Chinese or South East Asian languages, Japanese is ok.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Addis Ababa/አዲስ አበባ
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What do my languages Amharic and Tigrinya sound like to everyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYHM6dsePwc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo0I77mEOFw
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:18 PM
 
Location: CA
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Prettiest:
Portuguese
French
Japanese
Argentinian Spanish


Ugliest:
Vietnamese
Mexican or Colombian Spanish
American English, especially East Coast and Southern accents (let's be real...)


Some of it depends on region of course...Take India (with its thousands of languages), some Hindi sounds nice to me and some sounds like a convenience store stereotype. Urdu is very similar, almost interchangable, but I like the accent far less. I rather dislike Punjabi. Tamil is really nice, and a different language group, which explains a lot.

Most Asian languages sound ugly to me, with a few exceptions.

The more I think about it, the more I realize how most languages sound kind of ugly
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:33 PM
 
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You all should look at this an actually learn it.Learn Arabic for free | Rocket Arabic trial . I thought it actually worked pretty well
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:27 AM
 
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Prettiest:
Portuguese
French
Japanese
Argentinian Spanish


Ugliest:
Vietnamese
Mexican or Colombian Spanish
American English, especially East Coast and Southern accents (let's be real...)


Some of it depends on region of course...Take India (with its thousands of languages), some Hindi sounds nice to me and some sounds like a convenience store stereotype. Urdu is very similar, almost interchangable, but I like the accent far less. I rather dislike Punjabi. Tamil is really nice, and a different language group, which explains a lot.

Most Asian languages sound ugly to me, with a few exceptions.

The more I think about it, the more I realize how most languages sound kind of ugly
What about Korean? (note: South and North Korea have very different accents)
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Most Asian languages sound ugly to me, with a few exceptions.
What exactly are exceptions? For example, Japanese doesn't sound very beautiful in regular speech, but I like listening songs in Japanese.
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