What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby linguoboy » 2015-01-29, 15:45

Koko wrote:Have you heard Canadian English Iparxi?
Which Canadian English? Something tells me, Koko, that you don't sound much like a Pepsi or a Newfie.
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Koko » 2015-01-30, 0:33

I know what a Newfie is, but never heard of a Pepsi :? . I think I was referring more to Western-Canadian, maybe British Columbian English. Though, NF&L English is fairly smooth too.

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby TeneReef » 2015-01-30, 8:06

NF English: no CVS, no rounding of all/doll Hong Kong/long song vowels:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KcXOWfQxWA

BC English: extreme CVS, bordering on silly Valspeak (lot faster [lɔt fastɚ])
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAADQetVRSI

I find the Vancouver accent (as used by Jessica Lukas in the video) annoying, along with the SF Valley accent...I absolutely adore St. John's NF accent and the accents used in the NE part of the state of NY:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q6AoUYPXvM


lovely accents: St. John's NF [Allan Hawco], Lake Placid NY [Lana del Rey]
annoying accents: Jessica Lucas [BC], any accent with CVS, any accent with NCVS

I find the Canadian raising cute, but CVS is abhorring. :lol:
It makes half of Canada sound like Valley girls. :mrgreen:

Lana del Rey would sound dumb if she spoke with CVS (as used by Jessica Lucas, and by an extent by Katy Perry and the like)...Thank God she was born and raised in the neutral-sounding NE part of the state of NY (next to Vermont, where a very newscasters-like accent is used by most people as well).
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Koko » 2015-01-31, 0:08

Apparently my city isn't British Columbian then. Nobody I know has CVS except for [e] in words like sang or hang and before /g/. No /ɔ/ or /ɒ/; in almost every word it should occur there is /ɑ/ instead.

lot faster [lɑt fæstəɹ] (well, rhoticised schwa)

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Mentilliath » 2015-11-18, 6:40

Brought back this thread because I have (a) new "favorite sounding language(s)" right now: Gaelic (Irish and Scottish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUWfXk5cuKw

There's nothing quite like the Goidelic languages; there's so much palatalization, fricativization, and sandhi effects that make the languages sound very "light" to me, almost as if they're barely pronounced at times. The bizarre orthography definitely contributes to this effect, however. Continental Celtic and proto-Celtic basically just look like slightly-modified-Latin (indeed, Halvian takes some inspiration from Proto-Celtic and Gaulish), but the Goidelic languages look like they come from another planet. How those wild changes occurred is not something I've studied enough, but I'm certainly interested.

Nonetheless, this is relevant because I'm making Vinyese, one of my newest conlangs, take some inspiration from Celtic/Goidelic in its phonology, with some of the same sound mutations and sandhi effects. Most of my conlangs have had very simple and standard phonological inventories, not much different from Latin or Ancient Greek. But I'd like to work on a language with a bit more depth to its phonology.
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-11-18, 23:35

Levike wrote:It doesn't sound monotonic, unlike Japanese.

what

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Levike » 2015-11-19, 9:31

vijayjohn wrote:
Levike wrote:It doesn't sound monotonic, unlike Japanese.

what

It's plain boring. That's what I meant to say.

Vijay, I wrote that like almost a year ago. :) My opinion about Japanese hasn't changed though.
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-11-20, 1:44

Levike wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
Levike wrote:It doesn't sound monotonic, unlike Japanese.

what

It's plain boring. That's what I meant to say.

Oh, so you meant monotonous.
Vijay, I wrote that like almost a year ago. :)

And I started posting in this forum like almost three weeks ago. :P

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby ~jakip » 2015-11-20, 19:32

I definitely like how Maori sounds...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuDtbA2H4TI
... especially the repetition of /t/ and /k/ in words, even if I don't understand a single word of what they're saying. It's not by chance that I used those sounds in Spitind. I tried to search for some information on the Internet but it's very hard to find good grammars or even a good dictionary. Fortunately, on Amazon I've just found a second-hand Maori dictionary and I'm saving up some money to buy it. Perhaps a present for Christmas, why not? :P
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Levike » 2015-11-20, 19:45

~jakip wrote:I definitely like how Maori sounds...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuDtbA2H4TI

Am I the only one who thinks it definitely sounds like Brazilian Portuguese?
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby linguoboy » 2015-11-20, 20:59

Mentilliath wrote:The bizarre orthography definitely contributes to this effect, however.

What is it about Gaelic orthography you find "bizarre"?
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby tɯdɜxɜgmɑɡ͡bɑ » 2015-11-21, 0:34

My favorite sounding natlang has to be Dutch. I don't know why, most people tend to stay away from Germanic languages, but seriously, I love Dutch. Sometimes, I model my sounds after it. I also love Gothic, it sounds really cool.

My favorite language I've ever made is Arvarian. It sounds super cool.
For example:
Someone quickly runs to the new store
ɑlɜð ɑkɜm ŋɜp vɯðɜ ɜdnɜɑɣ ħɜm
quickly runs-to one person store new
Also, Hebrew is pretty cool.

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Postby Massimiliano B » 2015-12-10, 11:05

Salishan languages are my favorite sounding languages! I really like also the North Caucasian languages, especially Kabardian and Avar. I like also the sound of Tahitian.

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Atluk » 2016-07-08, 22:22

I love Nahuatl and love its phonology. I wouldn't consider it beautiful, rather I just like the way it sounds. Idk why, it's probably that /tl/ that gets me every time and I also love [t͡ʃ]. My current conlang is inspired by Nahuatl, mainly in that I stole /tl/ from it, and my conworld has some Aztec and Mesoamerican influences mixed with other RL cultures as well.

Many of the Romance languages do sound pleasant, but I feel like they are to soft for me with they way they sound. I like Spanish, and probably Catalan, though.

I am guilty of having a bias against Slavic languages, they just don't appeal to me.

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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Levike » 2016-07-08, 22:32

Atluk wrote:I am guilty of having a bias against Slavic languages, they just don't appeal to me.

Not even Croatian?
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Re: What is your favorite sounding language (read more)?

Postby Atluk » 2016-07-08, 22:39

Levike wrote:
Atluk wrote:I am guilty of having a bias against Slavic languages, they just don't appeal to me.

Not even Croatian?


I'm not that familiar with Croatian. I was mainly referring to Russian, Ukrainian, Belarussian, etc.


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