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Old 12-29-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Hey there, I could not find a thread based on languages with attractive scripts, just ones based on sound. So I decided to kick start a thread. Essentially which languages look beautiful to you in written form, even if you don't know how to read it?

Some languages seem beautiful in terms of the way it sounds to ones ear, but not so much on paper. Then vice versa.

I think Georgian language is very beautiful and charming, Burmese is also very bubbly and attractive. There is an Indian language that also has that bubbly look, though the name escapes me. Arabic has to be one of the most elegant written languages there is. Japanese is also very attractive.

So what are your favorites?
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Georgian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese , Greek, Russian (far less though) and Hindi (Devanagari).
I don't like instead how Armenian or Thai look like.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Spanish
French
Italian
Portuguese
Chavacano ( Spanish creole in the Philippines )
Arabic
Chinese
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:23 AM
 
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Indian languages with "bubbly" looks include Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. Were you referring to one of these?
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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Personally, I quite like the look of Hebrew in the following form:

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Indian languages with "bubbly" looks include Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. Were you referring to one of these?
I'd say the 'rounded' script is more typical of Sinhala/Sinhalese and Burmese.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Greek, Chinese (or Japanese, because it uses borrowed from China characters), Arabic, Devanagari, Khmer, Thai.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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I would say arabic writing.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Greek. And Korean.

The ugliest is the alphabet that was created for the Inuits and First Nations of northern Canada.
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