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Postby Elyse » 2007-11-01, 16:18

I agree German CAN sound very nice, it's like Dutch, it can sound very nice ^^

sexy languages/beautiful: Icelandic, Finnish, Irish, Russian, Limburgish and Greek

I also have to admit I think all the other scandinavic languages sound very beautiful.

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Postby Kijdar » 2007-11-01, 17:50

sexy languages?
uhm... I think: Italian, Spanish, French, Latin, Icelandic, Dutch.

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Postby Kuruka » 2007-11-10, 15:23

I'd say... Finnish, Austrian German, Australian English and any American accent apart from Southern sound quite sexy to me (no offence)

But Southern American English, Mancunian English, my own accent (typical London, cockney, south English), Dutch and German just annoy me >.<

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Postby pastorant » 2007-11-10, 21:08

Finnish and Bavarian (Austrian German) and any German spoken by a woman sounds beautiful.
I have recently discovered the beauty of Hungarian as well.
Some American accents are horrible (like Southern English and the New York accent are horrid)
Although I'm from New York, my accent is more neutral.
I think Farsi sounds nice, Arabic and Dutch sound like Klingon :) Mandarin is very pleasant, while Cantonese makes me cringe.
I think Russian sounds nice, while most Southern Slavic languages sound too harsh (Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, etc)
I think French and Italian are over rated.
To my ear, Navajo is too nasally, and Eskimo sounds like a toothless man with broken glass in his mouth :)
Japanese and Tibetan are musical, Korean is a little choppy.
Amharic sounds VERY nice. If you like Arabic, it sounds better. Some British accents are brutish :)
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Postby hanumizzle » 2007-11-11, 0:35

pastorant wrote:I think French and Italian are over rated.


French is overrated, but it's useful anyway. I realized that recently when I asked about which languages are most relevant for facköversättare (translators of factual material) in the European Union. It's not a bad language in any case; there's no such thing.
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Postby Tenebrarum » 2007-11-11, 5:07

ALL Romance languages are overrated AND boring.

French is overrated, boring AND snobbish-sounding.
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Postby hanumizzle » 2007-11-11, 5:50

Draven wrote:ALL Romance languages are overrated AND boring.

French is overrated, boring AND snobbish-sounding.


As you might have guessed from the picture of J.R.R. Tolkien in my avatar, I am not the greatest fan of the French language, but it is useful.

I can understand why you might hate France anyway. :lol:
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Postby Ayiaearel » 2007-11-11, 6:36

Draven wrote:ALL Romance languages are overrated AND boring.

French is overrated, boring AND snobbish-sounding.


I kind of agree, though I'd've been a bit less general. Latin is fairly interesting (even though it's not technically a Romance language). The grammar is too simplistic (and dull) (especially compared to Latin) and French and/or Italian is definitely way overrated in terms of being The* Most Beautiful Sounding Language on the Face of the Earth, but they're still okay. Spanish is cool. 8)
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I'm not sure I could make a definite list of sexy languages. I don't think there are very many really ugly languages - it depends more on the person speaking it. Irish and Mexican Spanish are very high at the top, however.
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Postby Tenebrarum » 2007-11-12, 4:20

hanumizzle wrote:I am not the greatest fan of the French language, but it is useful.

I can understand why you might hate France anyway. :lol:

It is useful, hands down.

Hey I don't hate France or the French people (though I might if they force me to watch TV5 :P ). I just hate French language. It annoys me.

AJRLegits wrote:The grammar is too simplistic (and dull) (especially compared to Latin) and French and/or Italian is definitely way overrated in terms of being The* Most Beautiful Sounding Language on the Face of the Earth, but they're still okay. Spanish is cool.

I think the problem with Romance languages is that they look and sound so much alike - expressive, ebullient, romantic, blah blah blah blah...
French is arguably innovative, but can it be any more nasal?
Italian sounds blabberous and surprisingly savage.
Spanish is... well, useful and not totally boring. If I have to pick a romance language to learn, I would pick this one.
Romanian sounds like toned-down Italian, plus I dislike that religious country.

What a shame, since Classical Latin is so cool and awesome.
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Postby Nukalurk » 2007-11-12, 4:33

Draven, there are several theories that Latin must have had nasal vowals. Would it still be cool for you? ;)

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Postby Tenebrarum » 2007-11-12, 6:38

Amikeco wrote:Draven, there are several theories that Latin must have had nasal vowels. Would it still be cool for you? ;)

Even cooler :wink: Latin's charm lies in its succinct and logical grammar. A few nasal vowels wouldn't kill, but quite the contrary, would even enrich the sound, as long as they're not overused like in French.

But those theories don't sound plausible to me. If Latin had had nasal vowels, then how come only the radical descendants (French, Portuguese) have them and not the more conservative ones (Italian, Romanian)?
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-11-12, 9:29

Draven wrote:Even cooler :wink: Latin's charm lies in its succinct and logical grammar.


... which was not that logical in everyday use, just in Cicero speeches ;)

But those theories don't sound plausible to me. If Latin had had nasal vowels, then how come only the radical descendants (French, Portuguese) have them and not the more conservative ones (Italian, Romanian)?


One language might be conservative in vocabulary, another one in certain sounds, another one in morphology, another one in syntax patterns...
it's hard to tell in general.

And by the way, nasal vowels can appear and disappear, and appear again as a new development.
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-11-12, 9:32

Sámi is really sexy, by the way. If you want to find out yourselves, go to http://sr.se/sameradion/ or http://nrk.no/sami/ and listen a bit to the news... :)
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Postby more--than--words » 2007-11-12, 15:09

Draven wrote:ALL Romance languages are overrated AND boring.

French is overrated, boring AND snobbish-sounding.


:shock:
I (on behalf of all the amazingly sexy sounding native romance language speakers) am so offended!
Italian & Spanish in particular just make me melt lol
I have to admit, Japanese & Swahili have the same effect for some reason
And Haitian English accent.
But thats just me :wink:

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Postby Tenebrarum » 2007-11-12, 18:14

more--than--words wrote:
Draven wrote:ALL Romance languages are overrated AND boring.

French is overrated, boring AND snobbish-sounding.

:shock:
I (on behalf of all the amazingly sexy sounding native romance language speakers) am so offended!

Nah.. it's just me so don't take offense, eh?
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Postby more--than--words » 2007-11-12, 18:46

Draven wrote:
more--than--words wrote:
Draven wrote:ALL Romance languages are overrated AND boring.

French is overrated, boring AND snobbish-sounding.

:shock:
I (on behalf of all the amazingly sexy sounding native romance language speakers) am so offended!

Nah.. it's just me so don't take offense, eh?



hm...I shall reserve judgement for now (cos i didnt just insult a whole language family...of course not...)
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Postby Bjarn » 2007-11-12, 18:51

nighean-neonach wrote:Sámi is really sexy, by the way. If you want to find out yourselves, go to http://sr.se/sameradion/ or http://nrk.no/sami/ and listen a bit to the news... :)


I agree ONE HUNDRED PERCENT about this....Sámi is number one on my list of sexy AND beautiful languages...yes indeed!
It shares number one with Faroese though...a man speaking Faroese, Sámi, Finnish or Scottish Gaelic will own my heart instantly
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-11-12, 21:19

Bjarn wrote:a man speaking Faroese, Sámi, Finnish or Scottish Gaelic will own my heart instantly


I speak Scottish Gaelic, some Sámi and the smallest bit of Finnish... and a little Icelandic, which is close to Faroese ;) but I'm a woman, sorry, and someone else owns my heart already :lol:
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Postby Imralu » 2007-11-18, 13:10

Daniel wrote:I must confess!

I think in some cases, German can sound quite sexy! Maybe it's because I saw a good German film called RUN LOLA RUN which starred the sexiest man I've ever seen - Manni whose voice just melt my heart! LOL! I like the bit where he was in bed with Lola and he was talking (really fast, at least to my ears) and it just sounded so sexy. Such an aggressive sounding language for a tough masculine man! Oooh! LOL! DON'T YOU ALL AGREE????!!! SAY "JA!!"

Now I must take refuge on the moon if I find out that I'm the only one that thinks otherwise about the German sounds!!!


Agreed. Du musst dich noch nicht auf dem Mond verstecken.

I also agree with everyone who has said the Romance languages are overrated. Especially Italian. French sometimes sounds amazing, and at other times sounds like warmed up sick. Spanish can sound ok, but it depends on the dialect - some are really lispy.

The only Romance language I don't think is overrated is European Portuguese - it sounds Slavic. The Slavic sound is awesome, especially Polish and Serbo-Croat. I love Gaelic, Swedish, Polish, and Turkish.

Unsexy - well, I'm willing to be proven wrong, but Vietnamese.

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Postby lishaoxuan » 2007-12-21, 2:04

For me, Korean sounds really sexy.
Especially when hearing a Korean woman speaking it in the news or broadcast.

It sounds really smooth and with hardly any tones. :D


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