What do you guys think the worst SOUNDING language is?

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  1. Blackwater

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    Hello friends,
    What do you guys think the worst SOUNDING language is and why?


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  3. The Messiah

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    By far german and arabic

    Alternatively i wonder how hindi sounds to people who cant understand it

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    I love German, because, if you have a cold and congested nose and lungs, then if you can speak it correctly, all the mucous will flow out automatically.

    It does not matter which language, but any language that has too many aspirated consonants, and is spoken loudly, sounds harsh.

    The languages, that are nice to my ears, are Bhojpuri followed by Urdu. No comments on the worst sounding language. :)
     
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    I'd say German.
    And I'd add that the funniest sounding language has to be Cantonese.
    Also Russian is the most bad-ass sounding language. :)
     
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    Arabic, Malay languages, and Hindi are the worst-sounding.

    Sanskrit, Sinhalese, and Persian are the best-sounding. Very poetic.

    Chinese, Tamil, and Khoisan languages are the funniest-sounding (I'm sure Telugu also sounds funny to those who can't understand it).

    English (especially British and Australian accents), French, and Italian just sound gay.
     
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    agree with you guys above - mandarin, cantonese, japanese ( harsh -sounding ) then arabic ( too many consonants) german ( too broken and disjointed ) and french ( rather strange sounds - to me that is ) ( sorry about that last one )

    likes italian spanish and perhaps turkish ( dont know enough about it yet but so far sounds nice ) .
     
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    This is what Russell Smith, a Canadian author, says about the beauty of the German language:

    “I doubt that there can ever be any consensus on what makes a word pretty. And our perception of sound is always biased by meaning. Many English speakers have a perception of German, for example, as a harsh and ugly language. Nothing could be farther from the truth: when spoken softly, particularly by a female voice, every sentence can sound like a particularly, lulling and melancholic poem. Obviously, the negative perception comes from dated clichés of German culture, which are inescapable to those listening to the language”

    Russell Smith, Beauty is in the thesaurus of the beholder, Globe and Mail, 02/12/04.

    Russell Smith is also an author of several novels: How insensitive, Noise, Young Men, The Princess and the Whiskheads, Muriella Pent, Men’s Style: The thinking Man’s Guide to Dress
     
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    So do i. Infact it should be made national language of India.
     
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    Bhojpuri is a direct descendant of Magadhi Prakrit, the language probably spoken by Siddhartha Gautama, as well as the imperial court language of the Mauryas.

    So it is natural that Bhojpuri has considerable beauty. Though I personally like Sanskrit better.
     
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    I rather dislike the Danish language. Evens the Danes themselves hate their accent.
     
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    Japanese has only 5 vowels, all monophthongs. A bit monotonous.

    One good thing is u don't have to bother about rhyme in Haiku .

    Jibun no chikara de dekinai koto ni shibarareru na. = Don't get fettered by things beyond (your) control.
     
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    I think tonal languages like Mandarin and Cantonese are extremely complex and nuanced. You have to appreciate the variety of ideas, context and prosody that can be delivered in something so simple as variation of pitch.
     
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    Just hear a chick speak Deutsch ;)

    There no bad sounding languages just bad speakers.
     
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    Who says German is worst sounding?

    Do listen:



     
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    Urdu, Arab, Afgani, Balochi, Turki, irani.
     
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    also arabic.
     
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    You forgot Malay, Indonesian, Bengali, Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Azeri, Somali, and all other languages spoken mainly by Muslims.

    Am I right, or am I right? :eyebrows:
     
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