Which of these languages are the best/worst sounding? (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-04-28 15:47 ID:zUI0kz0V


I'd say these languages are pretty popular in America. I was wondering whether any of them stuck out as easy on the ears or harsh-sounding to you. And whether you think the languages you know play a hand in that.

For me, I speak Mandarin but I think the Asian languages I listed all sound awful. I naturally switch to Chinese only when I'm arguing with someone. I could only imagine how a non-Chinese speaker would feel about it...

2 Name: Kuracisto : 2009-05-06 03:54 ID:7pw6emtO

I haven't heard about Cantonese and Italian. But for me Mandarin and Korean sound similar especially when swearing and
both are awful(when i hear Mandarin of Korean it feels like the speaker is really pissed off). Spanish sound like Mandarin+English.(yes it's awful to but better than Korean and Mandarin)
French sound like gay speaking something
German just remind me of 3rd Reich immediately.

well I can't choose best-sounding language
the language you listed sound all awful

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-07 10:08 ID:0tnMp1lT

>for me Mandarin and Korean sound similar

Wow, I thought I was the only person who thought that.

Well, I'm learning Korean now so I don't anymore, but I used to think Korean sounded like Mandarin when I caught little snatches of it or when people spoke quickly.

Also didn't we have this thread before?

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-05-25 16:04 ID:OwHyLD5d

Comparing Mandarin and Korean is like comparing English and Italian.

Korean sounds more guru guru, and their pitch goes up and down a lot more. Mandarin has more sharp, straight and short sounds.
Very, very distinct from one another.

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-06-04 14:16 ID:VyGrzn3T

Korean sounds like someone is going to bust you open with their chin

two cantonese women on a bus = never ending cackles

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