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The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Testyal » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 17:40

Place your votes. Which one is just so vile or completely ridiculous?
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Wanderer » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 17:50

Nuxálk....

It's all fun in theory, but it just sounds like somebody with a speech disorder when actually spoken, as far as I can conclude from the one sample of spoken Nuxálk I have heard.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by xinda » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 17:57

Vietnamese? Thai?
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by dh3537 » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 18:03

Thai, Cantonese
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by MrKrov » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 19:47

Swedish followed by Spanish. :-P
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Testyal » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 19:55

MrKrov wrote:Spanish. :-P
I can't agree with you more.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by cybrxkhan » Sun 06 Mar 2011, 20:30

I don't really like Korean and Hebrew for some reason. :-|
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Etherman » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 03:02

Khmer. OTOH the script is pretty cool.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Avo » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 04:12

Hebrew and Vietnamese.
Hebrew sounds like /χaʁaʃaʁaχaχaʁaʃaʁa/ and Vietnamese sounds ridiculous
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by TallaFerroXIV » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:23

Most ethnocentric thread evar! :-D
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Post by Thakowsaizmu » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 20:33

TallaFerroXIV wrote:Most ethnocentric thread evar! :-D
How?
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by TallaFerroXIV » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 21:07

Or maybe it's the title. There is no 'worst sounding netlang' there just netlangs which sound worse to certain people, depending on their opinion.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by MrKrov » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 21:09

Obviously it's an opinion. But what's that got to do with "ethnocentricity"?
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Post by Thakowsaizmu » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 21:14

Maybe he doesn't understand what the term means? Because it really has nothing to do with any kind of ethnocentrism. Not even by some strange stretch of the imagination and the meaning of the word.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by TallaFerroXIV » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 21:57

Oops! Language mistake! Forget about that post.

Just don't think there are languages that sound worse.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by TallaFerroXIV » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 22:03

TallaFerroXIV wrote:Most ethnocentric thread evar! :-D
Forget about this, I expressed myself wrongly.

Sorry if, I'm not being clear.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Micamo » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 22:22

Is english a second language for you?
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by eldin raigmore » Mon 07 Mar 2011, 22:30

TallaFerroXIV wrote:Or maybe it's the title. There is no 'worst sounding netlang' there just netlangs which sound worse to certain people, depending on their opinion.
@TallaFerroXIV, we're talking about "natlangs", which is Conlanger shorthand for "natural languages".
"Netlangs" sounds like something else.
Are you sure you were talking about the same topic as the rest of us?

Also:
The thread and its Original Poster are asking folks' opinions.
We all know "There is no 'worst-sounding natlang'" (objectively-speaking -- thc); we all know that "there are just natlangs which sound worse to certain people, depending on their opinion"; the O.P. is just asking what people's opinions are, that is, which languages sound worst to which CBB members.

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As for me, and my opinion:

I have not yet heard a natural language that sounded bad to me.

I have heard some that make important distinctions using differences in sound that I can barely detect.

I have seen some words in some that, if I try to pronounce them, I fear for my own safety.

But none of the ones I've actually heard sound bad.
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