The worst sounding natlang ever

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by nmn » 05 Jul 2012 12:06

Slurred languages don't really like I. Yet Norwegian study I. Oh the irony.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Aszev » 05 Jul 2012 12:14

nmn wrote:Slurred languages
:wat:

On topic: I don't like the sound of Polish, Turkish, Arabic and Persian, off the top of my head. I don't really dislike the sound of Finnish, but it sounds really silly [>_<]
Sound change works in mysterious ways.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by arilando » 05 Jul 2012 13:46

Ossicone wrote:I think the silliest bits of English are the damn /eɪ/ and /oʊ/.

Except for a southern (american) accent sounds god awful.
Why?

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by arilando » 05 Jul 2012 13:59

Xing wrote:
Chagen wrote:Dude, that was back when I was an idiot and knew jack-shit about linguistics.

Once I started learning linguistics, I had a change of heart and took on my current "All languages are equal" viewpoint.
"All languages are equal" can mean different things. It can mean that all languages are capable of expressing the same kind of information. This is a scientific fact.
That's not true, not all language can express the range of numerals english ca, some dont have higer numerals than 3.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Click » 05 Jul 2012 14:09

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Xing wrote:
Chagen wrote:Dude, that was back when I was an idiot and knew jack-shit about linguistics.

Once I started learning linguistics, I had a change of heart and took on my current "All languages are equal" viewpoint.
"All languages are equal" can mean different things. It can mean that all languages are capable of expressing the same kind of information. This is a scientific fact.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Ossicone » 05 Jul 2012 14:43

arilando wrote:
Ossicone wrote:I think the silliest bits of English are the damn /eɪ/ and /oʊ/.

Except for a southern (american) accent sounds god awful.
Why?
Because it's personal aesthetic opinion. That's the whole point of this thread.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Testyal » 05 Jul 2012 16:58

Omzinesý wrote:I could claim that most Finns would name Finnish the worst sounding native language. They would mention a very beautiful word like my signature. But all languages can by esed beutifully or ugly.
Just quoting something from the past here. I've watched a few episodes of a Finnish cartoon, and I find the language very amusing.

To me, it sounds something like Italian, only with sexier words.

'Jumalauta' will always be awesome.
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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by nmn » 05 Jul 2012 17:00

testyal1 wrote:
Omzinesý wrote:I could claim that most Finns would name Finnish the worst sounding native language. They would mention a very beautiful word like my signature. But all languages can by esed beutifully or ugly.
Just quoting something from the past here. I've watched a few episodes of a Finnish cartoon, and I find the language very amusing.

To me, it sounds something like Italian, only with sexier words.

'Jumalauta' will always be awesome.
Than 'kahdeksan' a word more awesome will hardly find you.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by CrazyEttin » 05 Jul 2012 17:11

testyal1 wrote:
Omzinesý wrote:I could claim that most Finns would name Finnish the worst sounding native language. They would mention a very beautiful word like my signature. But all languages can by esed beutifully or ugly.
Just quoting something from the past here. I've watched a few episodes of a Finnish cartoon, and I find the language very amusing.

To me, it sounds something like Italian, only with sexier words.

'Jumalauta' will always be awesome.
It's interesting how every time people mention an example word in Finnish, it's a curse word.

Perkele.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Xonen » 05 Jul 2012 17:34

Ossicone wrote:@2-4: Please do not try to play moderator. If you feel a post is in breach of a rule you can report it using the [!] in the lower right hand corner. Or you can simply ask the poster to explain themselves.
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Discussed the question with Aszev; some extra clarification has been posted in the News Thread.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Xonen » 05 Jul 2012 17:40

CrazyEttin wrote:It's interesting how every time people mention an example word in Finnish, it's a curse word.

Perkele.
That's because we have the best curse words there are. Perkele.

Also, ravintolassa, goddammit!

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Click » 05 Jul 2012 17:45

Ossicone wrote:
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Point taken. Won't do this anymore. [:)]

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Chagen » 05 Jul 2012 19:01

zelos wrote:
Chagen wrote:I'm surprised at the sheer amount of Japanese hate in this thread.

Maybe it's because I'm an anime fan, but I don't see a problem with it.
My reason was stated :P It sounds like a broken record due to its CV structure.
I seriously implore you to listen to this and this and tell me that Japanese sounds like a "broken record".

Because if you still do, then there's something wrong with your ears. Japanese is one of the best sounding languages out there.
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Ceresz » 05 Jul 2012 19:08

If all languages are equal, how can Japanese be one of the best sounding languages out there?

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Chagen » 05 Jul 2012 19:09

I have no problem with positive opinions on a language. I have a problem with negative opinions on languages.
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Ceresz » 05 Jul 2012 19:11

Okay. So you don't think any language sounds bad, you just think some sound better than others. That doesn't mean you like them equally when it comes to how they sound, though. I guess that's cleared up now.

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Chagen » 05 Jul 2012 19:19

It's more that I don't think any language sounds bad out of respect for its native speakers. Plus, I still think that not liking a language is one step from racism (sue me if you want, a ton of racists also hate the language of those they hate).
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Thakowsaizmu » 05 Jul 2012 19:39

Chagen wrote:It's more that I don't think any language sounds bad out of respect for its native speakers. Plus, I still think that not liking a language is one step from racism (sue me if you want, a ton of racists also hate the language of those they hate).
Sorry, what? I mean, are you serious?

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Chagen » 05 Jul 2012 19:43

"I hate the sound of Chinese" ---> "I hate people who speak Chinese."

Not that far of a stretch.
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Post by Thakowsaizmu » 05 Jul 2012 19:45

Chagen wrote:"I hate the sound of Chinese" ---> "I hate people who speak Chinese."

Not that far of a stretch.
That's like saying "you don't care for Thai food? Obviously you hate Thais! Racist!"

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