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The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Testyal » 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 » 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 » 06 Mar 2011 17:57

Vietnamese? Thai?
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by dh3537 » 06 Mar 2011 18:03

Thai, Cantonese

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by MrKrov » 06 Mar 2011 19:47

Swedish followed by Spanish. :-P

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Post by Testyal » 06 Mar 2011 19:55

MrKrov wrote:Spanish. :-P
I can't agree with you more.
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Post by cybrxkhan » 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 » 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 » 07 Mar 2011 04:12

Hebrew and Vietnamese.
Hebrew sounds like /χaʁaʃaʁaχaχaʁaʃaʁa/ and Vietnamese sounds ridiculous
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Post by TallaFerroXIV » 07 Mar 2011 18:23

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

TallaFerroXIV wrote:Most ethnocentric thread evar! :-D
How?

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Post by TallaFerroXIV » 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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Post by MrKrov » 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 » 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 » 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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Post by TallaFerroXIV » 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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Post by Micamo » 07 Mar 2011 22:22

Is english a second language for you?
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Post by eldin raigmore » 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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