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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Talib » Tue 21 Jul 2009 5:19 am

So, based on the languages sampled in imbecilica's video, which does everyone find more appealing, and which less so?
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Wed 22 Jul 2009 3:14 am

Talib wrote:So, based on the languages sampled in imbecilica's video, which does everyone find more appealing, and which less so?

My favorites are Japanese, Korean & Thai; I also like Arabic, Hebrew & Georgian.
My least favorites are German, Esperanto & Vietnamese.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby imbecilica » Wed 22 Jul 2009 6:55 am

Talib wrote:So, based on the languages sampled in imbecilica's video, which does everyone find more appealing, and which less so?


I like German (sexy!), Finnish (harmonious), Hebrew (I just like this a lot), Korean & Japanese (hyperactively attractive), Mandarin (smooth) and Vietnamese (I like the tones ^^) the most
I don't like Dutch (that 'g' kills it), Arabic (I got scared), Thai nor Esperanto.

Of course this is based on the voice clips.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Talib » Wed 22 Jul 2009 11:18 pm

Interesting choices. I have to say I don't care much for most tonal languages, including Chinese. I like the sound of Japanese a lot, which has a pitch accent. It sounds very smooth and refined.

I find "harsh" languages like German and Arabic tend to divide opinions. I don't like German because it sounds too clipped and stilted to me. Arabic has a lot of "ugly" back-of-the-mouth sounds, but a very nice cadence when spoken.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:37 am

imbecilica wrote:I like German (sexy!), Finnish (harmonious), Hebrew (I just like this a lot), Korean & Japanese (hyperactively attractive), Mandarin (smooth) and Vietnamese (I like the tones ^^) the most
I don't like Dutch (that 'g' kills it), Arabic (I got scared), Thai nor Esperanto.

Interesting. You like Vietnamese & Mandarin but not Thai.
Am I the only one on this forum that likes Dutch better than German?
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Aeetlrcreejl » Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:49 am

Sobekhotep wrote:Am I the only one on this forum that likes Dutch better than German?


Nope.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Talib » Thu 23 Jul 2009 6:12 am

I do. I like the sound better, and the grammar is more user-friendly.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 25 Jul 2009 12:50 am

Talib wrote:the grammar is more user-friendly.

Really? I've heard horror stories about how complicated Dutch grammar is! :)
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sean of the Dead » Sat 25 Jul 2009 12:56 am

Complicated my ass. There's nothing about it that's any harder than the other Germanic languages.
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Re: Omniglot on YouTube!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 25 Jul 2009 1:40 am

Sean of the Dead wrote:Complicated my ass. There's nothing about it that's any harder than the other Germanic languages.

You don't think English grammar is complicated?
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