Most beautiful language

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Avatar, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Hi,
    which language do you think sounds the best, is most beautiful and pleasant to the ear?
    From what I've heard I like Latin most.

    They even have a saying: Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum viditur.
    Or "Anything said in Latin sounds profound".
     
  2. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    Finnish is quite poetic. I like listening to Finnish lyrics more than to English although I understand less.
     
  3. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Czech! Sounds so cheerful!
     
  4. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    I like French the most. I went for French lessons once, it cost me 20 quid and I got crabs.
     
  5. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    I like a language that's direct and open to new possibilities: english. Like, hey, I need to sync pronto. I also like german but words tend to be a tad long. French! Too many words and roundabouts, as is spanish. Latin, although I don't speak it, feels too convoluted for my personality -- and has that green brass, abraded feel to it.
     
  6. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Portuguese
     
  7. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Won't a lot depend on the accent?
     
  8. RoyLennigan Registered Senior Member

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    Sanskrit
     
  9. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    Or the tempo/rhythm. I suppose it all depends on personal taste. I prefer angular over melodic -- each 'beautiful' in their own right, I suppose.
     
  10. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

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    russian is a wonderful sounding language if a woman speaks it....when men speak it, it sounds like vomiting glass.

    *shrug* go figure.
     
  11. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    Spanish sounds beautiful to me. Whispered especially. Then French.
     
  12. mindtrick Registered Senior Member

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    I like Asian languages, Korean, Chinese, Japanese
     
  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Urdu is the most beautiful language I know. I luuuuv Urdu poetry, especially the ghazal and the work of Mirza Ghalib.

    You can say stuff in Urdu that is simply impossible to translate.
     
  14. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

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    my sister speaks urdu..her kids sound hilarious in their little kid voices, babbling away.

    i believe what you say!
     
  15. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Did you pick up any?
     
  16. mindtrick Registered Senior Member

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    Jive Jive Pakistan
     
  17. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    Alot of languages are beautiful but are spoken so rapidly it loses it's appeal. East Asian tongues are like this. Arabic and Persian too. If they were spoken much more slowly they would sound better.
     
  18. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

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    nah i dont see them often..havent in 2 years :(

    they live in florida, and im in this hellhole of a country called belgium.
     
  19. Zardozi Isvara.... . 1S Evil_Lau Registered Senior Member

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    is Opera a language? Can it be spoken without song? No, Not Oprah.
     
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