sil_lark wrote:I guess I just have a particular fondness for Asian languages.
Well, Asia's huge & that's a lot of languages. I do like many non-tonal Asian languages including (but certainly not limited to) Japanese, Korean, Manchu, Malayo-Indonesian, Hindustani, Nepali, & Sinhala. The only tonal Asian languages I care for are Thai, Tibetan, & Cantonese.
sil_lark wrote:What do most people think of Vietnamese anyway?
I don't find it very appealing. The main things I don't like about it are the monosyllabic morphemes & the tones. I think the combination of those 2 traits make it sound very choppy.