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Topic: Which language do you think sounds the be
Posted By: phoenix_bladen
Subject: Which language do you think sounds the be
Date Posted: 04-Oct-2004 at 01:35

I love most of the european languages.

 




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Posted By: ArmenianSurvival
Date Posted: 04-Oct-2004 at 22:06

Out of the European languages i like the way French and Italian sounds, and i also like German for some reason, people sound hard when they have deep voices and speak German, but that may be because i used to listen to Rammstein excessively. Gaelic is also an interesting language.

From Middle Eastern languages i like the way Persian sounds, to me it sounds like a very tame version of Arabic, and just sounds nice overall. Also, my dad tells me the dialect of Turkish that is spoken in Istanbul is also a very nice sounding language.

And i also love the way Armenian sounds. Most people havent heard people converse in Armenian, but i like the Eastern dialect better (dialect spoken in Armenia and Iran), but i also like the Western dialect a lot (dialect that is spoken everywhere else outside of Armenia and Iran, the one that i speak).



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 04-Oct-2004 at 22:26

I like the way Italian and French sound. But I cherish the most Turkish language. It's so soft and melodious. On my visits to Turkey, I would listen to Istanbul radio stations all day long, especially when a female anchored. 
Naturally, I love listening to my own kyrgyz language.

 



Posted By: Evildoer
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 15:11

French. It dosn't have harsh/hard pronounciations and has no "fat" parts to it like American English does. There is also a sort of German depth in French - for example when prounouncing r's and u's.



Posted By: Cywr
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 15:12
http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=381& PN=1

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Posted By: Cywr
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 15:14
double post, delete me


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Posted By: Tobodai
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 17:00
Italian and native Irish

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 17:40
German!

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Posted By: Colchis
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 18:17
Originally posted by Elteber


Naturally, I love listening to my own kyrgyz language.


I know two words in Kyrgyz (which I will probably misspell), 'Salamatsyzbay' and 'Yakhshi kalyniz'. The other day I found an Uzbek language guide in Barnes & Noble and realised that I can understand quite a lot of it knowing Turkish. I know that Kazakh is much more different but I assume Kyrgyz is closer to Turkish than Kazakh is. Understanding spoken Uzbek is hard too but when it's written down and when one reads is slowly it's easy to make out the words, I wonder if that would be the case in Kyrgyz as well. Do you understand Turkish at all when you listen to it?



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 20:54

Originally posted by Colchis

I know two words in Kyrgyz (which I will probably misspell), 'Salamatsyzbay' and 'Yakhshi kalyniz'.

Yep, you misspelled!

Salamat = Health
Salamatsyzby = Hello

Salamatsyz by? - It literally means "Are you in good health"?

Jakshy Kalynyz = Good Bye

Jakshy means Good
Kaluu = To stay

So, Jakshy Kalynyz literally means Stay Good

In kyrgyz language, we use J  instead of Y as in word Japan. So, in Uzbek, Azerbaijan and Turkish languages it is Yakshy as in word  Yes, in Kyrgyz and Kazakh it is Jakshy.

Kyrgyz J is soft and pronounced as Dj whereas Kazakh J is hard chiselled almost like in French.

Salamatsyzby is a polite way of saying hello. Usually young people say simply Salam or Kanday.

Originally posted by Colchis

I know that Kazakh is much more different but I assume Kyrgyz is closer to Turkish than Kazakh is.

Even though Kyrgyz and Kazakh people come from  different roots, our languages are extremely close. You could say we speak almost the same language. Kypchaks (Cumans) deeply influenced kyrgyz people, as well as kazakhs.
Modern Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Karakalpak, Tatar and Bashkort people belong to kypchak group of turkic people. Modern Turks, Azeri and Turkmen belong to oghuz group of turkic people. Uzbeks and Uighurs are of Karluk group of turkic people.

Originally posted by Colchis

 Understanding spoken Uzbek is hard too but when it's written down and when one reads is slowly it's easy to make out the words

Vocabulary of modern Uzbek languages has about 50% of Persian and Arabian words. Whereas Kyrgyz languages has only 11% of them.

Originally posted by Colchis

Do you understand Turkish at all when you listen to it?

I understand Turkish without problems. I needed only one month to "learn" it. It's  fairly close to Kyrgyz. Grammar is almost exactly the same. I had hard time understanding some Arabian and Persian words in Turkish though.
My uneducated and very religious grandmother understands Turkish without even learning it. That was a total surprise for me. It means if you really know Kyrgyz languages you can't really have difficulties understanding Turkish. My problem was that I went to Russian kindergarden, Russian school and University. I got disconnected from my own language as many kyrgyz did. So, it's a shame.



Posted By: Colchis
Date Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 21:08
Originally posted by Elteber

Yep, you misspelled!

In kyrgyz language, we use J  instead of Y as in word Japan. So, in Uzbek, Azerbaijan and Turkish languages it is Yakshy as in word  Yes, in Kyrgyz and Kazakh it is Jakshy.

Kyrgyz J is soft and pronounced as Dj whereas Kazakh J is hard chiselled almost like in French.



Well, better than nothing, I suppose.

Thanks a lot for the details and the explanations, now I can at least greet a Kyrgyz!


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 07-Oct-2004 at 11:52

Post some sound samples, then we decide.



Posted By: Cyrus Shahmiri
Date Posted: 07-Oct-2004 at 13:44
I know some Kyrgyz words too, however these are Persian! Nan (Bread), Darukhane (Drugstore), Kucheh (Lane), Peyqambar (Prophet), Fereshteh (Angel), Duzakh (Hell), Bihesh (Heaven), ...

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 07-Oct-2004 at 19:28

Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri

I know some Kyrgyz words too, however these are Persian! Nan (Bread), Darukhane (Drugstore), Kucheh (Lane), Peyqambar (Prophet), Fereshteh (Angel), Duzakh (Hell), Bihesh (Heaven), ...

You are right! These kyrgyz words are of persian origins. You misspelled most of them though.

Darykhana - Pharmacy
Kocho - Street
Paygambar - Prophet
Perishte - Angel
Dozok - Hell
Beyish - Heaven

Here are some more of kyrgyz word loaned from persian:

Kuday - God
Bechel - weak, helpless
Shermende - Shame 
Parda - Curtain
Arzan - cheap
Chirak - Bulb, Lamp
Kambagal - poor
Tereze - Window
Pyiaz - Onion
Gul - Flower
Bechara - pity, poor
Durus - right, good


......and many more.

There are also a number of arabian loans in kyrgyz language. Overall persian and arabian words make up about 11% of kyrgyz vocabulary. In comparison, russian, greek and latin words constitute about 20%. It's substantially more than persian and arabian combined.

Southern Kyrgyz use more persian/arabian words than northerners.

For example: Paranda - Bird, Gosh - Meat, Meiman - Guest, Aina - Mirror, etc.

Interestingly northerners arrogantly call people from the south "Sart". It's an extremely offensive word for the southerners; although, Sart simply means a turkified Persian. There's nothing offensive about it at all.



Posted By: Cyrus Shahmiri
Date Posted: 08-Oct-2004 at 08:13

If those are Persian words then you misspelled them!

There are also a number of arabian loans in kyrgyz language. Overall persian and arabian words make up about 11% of kyrgyz vocabulary. In comparison, russian, greek and latin words constitute about 20%. It's substantially more than persian and arabian combined.

No one can deny the recent Russian influence in central Asian languages but if you want to understand the amount of Arabian and Persian influences on those languages then you should read older texts such as Manas, the Kyrgyz national epic. When Manas' parents want to choose a name for him, a Dervish appears from nowhere and says:

"If you'll allow me to make so free,
I shall utter a God-given name!"
Thus did the Dervish to them exclaim.
All the people began to shout:
"Give us the name then, spit it out!"
"At its beginning stands letter "M",
As in Muhammed's most blessed name!
In the middle stands letter "N",
That means "Nabi"--prophetic men.
Then at its end stands the letter "S",
That is the tail of a lion, no less!

 



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Posted By: Styrbiorn
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2004 at 12:18
Finnish Swedish is damn sexy, Norwegian is cute, though Italian probably gets the prize.


Posted By: Shifty Russian
Date Posted: 15-Oct-2004 at 01:17

I think spanish is pretty cool, especially when mixed with English.
(Pablo Fransisco - http://www.pablofransisco.com - www.pablofransisco.com - this guy is pretty funny - see if you can dl/buy some of his stuff some time - the spanish jokes are the best [u don't need to know spanish to understand - its primarily about spanish people])

I'm also a fan of the Japanese Language (i understand many aren't) - i tried to learn it 3 months... i think im on month 1.5 right now... never got passed lesson 3 on the CD's - not that i don't understand - watasiwa nihogo-ga skoshi wakkari mas - it's just so hard to be bothered.

I wouldn't really rocommend Russian for anyone.



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Posted By: ArmenianSurvival
Date Posted: 16-Oct-2004 at 00:15

Lol, I didnt think youd know about Pablo. I havent listened to him in a long time, but hes pretty funny.

Originally posted by Shifty Russian

I wouldn't really rocommend Russian for anyone.

One of my friends can write in Russian and is taking a Russian class in college, hes not Russian though, just some Armenian dude. I have to remind him that Armenia doesnt belong to the Soviet Union anymore, lol

Btw Shifty, is the word 'tor' or anything close to that a word in Russian? If so what does it mean? I heard some kids in Karabagh use it when it was starting to rain...its not Armenian and Karabagh-Armenians use some Russian words, thats why im asking.



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Posted By: Shifty Russian
Date Posted: 16-Oct-2004 at 01:45

Tor- spelt Top in Russia means Torus

maybe they were talking about desert they were going to have for dinner and you didn't hear the final T in the word "Tort" - but its not pronounced "Tort" - like the legal term in English - with extra exmphasis on the R (as if u were to say Ra (minus the a))

Maybe your friend is more optomistic of the way in which things are to come for the Russians...



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Posted By: ArmenianSurvival
Date Posted: 16-Oct-2004 at 02:31

Maybe so. They are our allies afterall, if any country attacks Armenia, Russia has said that they will take them out, and we should appreciate that kind of support .

Thanks for the information. I guess what they used wasnt a Russian word then, because me and my friend heard them say "Tor a galis" which means "Tor is comming", and they said it right when it began to drizzle. Its probably part of their Karabagh dialect of Armenian, as their dialect is the hardest dialect of Armenian to understand.



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Posted By: vagabond
Date Posted: 23-Oct-2004 at 00:59

 Topic: Which language do you think sounds the best?

Easy answer - the one spoken by whoever is in bed next to me.



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 00:55

Best: French or any romance languages.

Worst: Chinese, Vietnamese and arabic.  



Posted By: Slickmeister
Date Posted: 10-Nov-2004 at 14:53

Best- Russian, Irish Gaelic, and Turkish

Worst-Pig Latin



Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 14-Nov-2004 at 16:43

Best- Spanish, Greek, Italian,

WOrst- TUrkish, Arabic, Assyrian (aramic)



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Posted By: Gubook Janggoon
Date Posted: 14-Nov-2004 at 23:36
EH...you seem to have this thing with muslims...

Best:  Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Mongol, Kazakh and or any turkish language, German, and hehe how could I forget...ebonics.....

Worst:  eh...don't have one...


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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 15-Nov-2004 at 16:22
assyrian isn't a islamic language, it resembles jewish to me though...

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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 15-Nov-2004 at 16:23
i like vagabonds answer tho

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Posted By: Gubook Janggoon
Date Posted: 15-Nov-2004 at 20:59
Originally posted by Christscrusader

assyrian isn't a islamic language, it resembles jewish to me though...


Eh... Your right...but you seem to be spouting a bit of anger towards that general region..ie Midlle east...


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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 15-Nov-2004 at 21:35

Just because I don't think arabic n turkish are good sounding languages? That is my opinion just like yours is

Best:  Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Mongol, Kazakh and or any turkish language, German, and hehe how could I forget...ebonics.....

Worst:  eh...don't have one...



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Posted By: Cywr
Date Posted: 17-Nov-2004 at 20:21
What exactly is an 'Islamic language'?

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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 17-Nov-2004 at 20:28
This guys accusing me of being anti-islam and i was pointing out that Assyrians are not muslims

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Posted By: Gubook Janggoon
Date Posted: 17-Nov-2004 at 21:47
Originally posted by Christscrusader

This guys accusing me of being anti-islam and i was pointing out that Assyrians are not muslims


Eh...I guess I jumped the gun there...but your other posts in other forums seemed to me to point in that direction...meh maybe I'm wrong...only you know eh......In the case that I am wrong and I offended you...then I appologize...

NE ways...while we're on the toppic of Assyrians I got a question...How do we know what their language sounded like?  Didn't their nation die out a long time ago?  Like Uber long time ago?


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Posted By: Cywr
Date Posted: 17-Nov-2004 at 22:49
Assyrians still exist as both an Ethnic minority within Iraq and other countries in the region (as well as migrant communities eslewhere, especialy in the US), and as a Branch/sect of Christianity.

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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 17-Nov-2004 at 23:03
Ask Assyrianman, he has alot to say about them. Check out his posting at The Truth about Islam , and its ok, I guess you can get the wrong view from my name. But, i do have strong opinions and i like to hear what others have to say about them(although it angers me at times..)

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Posted By: Styrbiorn
Date Posted: 19-Nov-2004 at 09:16
Originally posted by Cywr

Assyrians still exist as both an Ethnic minority within Iraq and other
countries in the region (as well as migrant communities eslewhere,
especialy in the US), and as a Branch/sect of Christianity.


Yup, we have quite a bunch of them here. Know a few of them, friendly fellas. Completely crazy on the football stadium though, and now when their team (Assyriska) got a place in the highest league they'll get plenty of publicity, me thinks.


Posted By: JanusRook
Date Posted: 19-Nov-2004 at 14:08

Didn't their nation die out a long time ago?  Like Uber long time ago?

Didn't Israel die out like an Uber long time ago?

Actually Assyria died out around the 600's bc, to be taken over by the persians.

 

What exactly is an 'Islamic language'?

I would guess Arabic or Farsi, although I honestly couldn't tell the difference between arabic and hebrew.

assyrian isn't a islamic language, it resembles jewish to me though...

Actually from what I understand assyrians speak aramaean which many jews spoke in palestine.



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Posted By: Cywr
Date Posted: 19-Nov-2004 at 15:28
I would guess Arabic or Farsi, although I honestly couldn't tell the difference between arabic and hebrew.


They are languages spoken by muslims, but are also spoken by Christians and other religions too.
Arabic is easily the most important language for Islam, on account of the Koran being first written in that language, it is also a script that spread into other languages via Islam. Kind of like Latin to Catholocism and what not.


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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 19-Nov-2004 at 19:20

yes, but when really how many Christians speak arabic? the difference about Latin and Catholocism is that Latin is a dieing language, as Arabic is still spreading.



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Posted By: demon
Date Posted: 19-Nov-2004 at 19:37

Latin has evolved into many languages such as French and Portuguese if I am correct. 



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 20-Nov-2004 at 07:20
Indeed all Romance languages are derived from (vulgar) Latin.

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Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 20-Nov-2004 at 12:39
Yes..

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Posted By: JanusRook
Date Posted: 20-Nov-2004 at 17:16

Actually aren't there different varieties of arabic?

Can a man from morocco understand a man from baghdad?

 

 



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Posted By: El_Bandito
Date Posted: 07-Jan-2005 at 03:28
Mongolian, since not only it is my native language, it is the BEST asian language for rapping.  Chinese, korean, or japanese rap songs sound terrible  
Japanese is a very good language to speak or listen.  Kanjis are 1337 to write but I like uiguric writing of my ancestors too.

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Posted By: azimuth
Date Posted: 07-Jan-2005 at 04:25
Originally posted by JanusRook

Actually aren't there different varieties of arabic?

Can a man from morocco understand a man from baghdad?

there is difference

i cant understand Algerians or morrocan accents  because they mix french words with arabic and the arabic they use is lettle different

but the Classic Arabic is the Formal language in the news and Tv programs and the governmental minestries in the 22 arabic countries also the Quran is must be read in Arabic in the prayers so i guess the muslims around the world know some arabic too.

 

 

 



Posted By: JiNaRen
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2005 at 16:00
Originally posted by El_Bandito

Mongolian, since not only it is my native language, it is the BEST asian language for rapping.  Chinese, korean, or japanese rap songs sound terrible  
Japanese is a very good language to speak or listen.  Kanjis are 1337 to write but I like uiguric writing of my ancestors too.


can you please post some mongol rap, i think Shanghainese is a good language for rap.


Posted By: Inquisitor Dei
Date Posted: 18-Jan-2005 at 13:44
Lingua latina prima inter pares materque ad christianitatem catholicam est.

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Posted By: Inquisitor Dei
Date Posted: 18-Jan-2005 at 13:47
Alla ellinika ine poly kala episis

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Posted By: azimuth
Date Posted: 19-Jan-2005 at 09:46

can you at least transilate what you wrote

 



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-Jan-2005 at 10:38
Originally posted by Inquisitor Dei

Lingua latina prima inter pares materque ad christianitatem catholicam est.

The latin language is the first among equals and the mother of the Christian reliogion.


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Posted By: Kur_Sad
Date Posted: 19-Jan-2005 at 13:42
Kazakh and Kyrghz sounds are the best

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-Jan-2005 at 13:58
Best: German, Japanese, Latin, Persian and Hebrew
Worst: French, Chinese, Greek, Greek, Greek, Arabic, Greek and Greek

Oh, in case I forgot... Greek.
I like the sound of hard Rs for some reason


Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 19-Jan-2005 at 16:38
so u like the sound but dont like the language eh. interesting..?

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-Jan-2005 at 21:58
Originally posted by Christscrusader

so u like the sound but dont like the language eh. interesting..?

Yeah, pretty much.


Posted By: Christscrusader
Date Posted: 20-Jan-2005 at 14:55
rightto mate

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Posted By: azimuth
Date Posted: 22-Jan-2005 at 10:34

Originally posted by MixcoatlToltecahtecuhtli

Originally posted by Inquisitor Dei

Lingua latina prima inter pares materque ad christianitatem catholicam est.

The latin language is the first among equals and the mother of the Christian reliogion.

thanx

what about this one 

Originally posted by Inquisitor Dei

Alla ellinika ine poly kala episis

 

 



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Posted By: azimuth
Date Posted: 22-Jan-2005 at 10:42

 

ok

the Best are Arabic, Japanese, French, Turkish and Italian.

 

 

 



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Posted By: Turk
Date Posted: 23-Jan-2005 at 16:32

japanese and turkish

and yes, ingles.



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Posted By: Teup
Date Posted: 25-Jan-2005 at 16:15
Best: Japanese, Old Norse, Dutch

Worst: French. As the merovingian in the Matrix put it: It's like whiping your ass with silk. But not in a positive way to me



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Posted By: Bosnjo
Date Posted: 07-Feb-2005 at 19:21
Good Old Latin


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 08-Feb-2005 at 03:56
chinese

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Posted By: Thracian
Date Posted: 12-Feb-2005 at 04:28

The most beutiful lang. is French (as a fact)

 



Posted By: Capt. Lubber
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2005 at 09:48
I like Italian, Swedish (not the skne dialect), Spanish (the castillian, not american) and Japanese

I don't particularly like Danish, french, arab, thai or that clicking-language down in Africa

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2005 at 12:34

I like Turkish, because it is a language can be spoken softly and strongly as you wish. For example, in a poem, Turkish can be very soft, but in a command during a war, it will make the soldiers believe and be confident easily... Also to command something in Turkish, you take all the additions from a verb and use its root, usually one or two sharp syllables such as "saldr", "tut", "atl", "yap", "kalk". This is why Turkish is oftenly described as a language conformable for military...

I also like Persian since it is the language of poetry and beauty. I like Roman latin, because it has a harmony of "us" addition after most of its words. It sounds pretty cool. 



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Posted By: Teup
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2005 at 12:55

Hmm, Oguzohlu, when I saw your name as last poster, I already knew what the answer in this post was going to be, I wonder why that is

Hehe just messing, after all, I also picked my own language as best sounding

Such a shame we can't hear or own native languages the way they truly sound, because we will always listen to the contens of it instead, no matter how hard we try.



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 24-Feb-2005 at 12:23
Yeah, you're right, but I dont think I would ever enjoy listening a Semite language sound such as Israeli or Arabic (rarely)...

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Posted By: azimuth
Date Posted: 24-Feb-2005 at 20:37

well once you understand Arabic you will like it and by Arabic i mean the Formal Arabic not the accents which are used everywhere

 

also

there is no language called "Israeli" it is Hebrew

 

 

 



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Posted By: Emile Boutros
Date Posted: 24-Feb-2005 at 21:28
Arabic is a beautiful language. I like Syrian Arabic the best. Then I would say it is Malay. I don't understand what people like aout French. People say my accent sounds French but I don't understand as I don't even know French! It is nasal and goofy. I hope I do not sound this way when I am speaking English or swedish.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 28-Feb-2005 at 10:48
Originally posted by azimuth

well once you understand Arabic you will like it and by Arabic i mean the Formal Arabic not the accents which are used everywhere

 

also

there is no language called "Israeli" it is Hebrew

Yes, I know it.

I just forgot the english word for "Ibrani"...



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Posted By: Hardel
Date Posted: 29-Mar-2005 at 05:55
I like hear western mongolian,japanese,french and russian.And don't like arabic,indian and chinese.


Posted By: ramin
Date Posted: 29-Mar-2005 at 10:46
There are somelanguages that sound strict like German, Turkish (more or less), and Arabic -- these are what I know of.

My favorites are German (just started learning), Italian (Perfect for singing when ure alone!), and Yugoslavian.

I don't like English, French, Spanish, and Arabic (it's only good for music once in a while).

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 30-Mar-2005 at 11:51

In fact, original Turkish is much more strict than current Turkish spoken in the Republic of Turkey. If you listen Kazakh, Uzbek or Uighur languages, you would differ these from Turkmen, Azeri and modern Turkish...

I forgot his name, but a British linguistic master once told that the stanbul Turkish was a version of Azeri which is spelled in European accent...



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Posted By: Teup
Date Posted: 30-Mar-2005 at 12:13

Originally posted by ramin

There are somelanguages that sound strict like German, Turkish (more or less), and Arabic -- these are what I know of.

That would probably include Dutch... it's funny, when Dutch is imitated from an English perspective it always sounds extremely much like German  to me German sounds very distinctive and different from Dutch, but to outsiders (which are of course in the more reliable position of neutrality) they probably sound the same, so I guess it's just me



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Posted By: Jazz
Date Posted: 31-Mar-2005 at 00:58
My vote would be for Urdu, the national language for Pakistan and one of the official ones for India.  Hindi would be a close 2nd (they have similiar grammar and sounds, just that Urdu vocabulary is more Persio-Arabic based and Hindi is more based on Sanskrit.

And I've had to learn French here in school, and there is no comparison...


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Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 31-Mar-2005 at 01:11
I would not to nominate Klingon!!! The galaxtic language of warriors or is that laxative language of warrior???

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 05-May-2005 at 18:23
Telugu and French


Posted By: Zagros
Date Posted: 05-May-2005 at 18:57
Literature Persian. But I am biased.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 05-May-2005 at 20:56
Originally posted by Zagros Purya

Literature Persian. But I am biased.
That's an understatement, couldn't help it


Posted By: Phallanx
Date Posted: 05-May-2005 at 22:10
While searching through the web I found this interesting article that totally covers my view in a much more articulate manner than I would.

William Harris Prof. Em. Middlebury College

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One cannot help feeling proud and pleased with the lovely sound of Classical Greek. A language with a clear-ringing and transparent set of vowels, backed up by smoothly sliding di-phthongs, a language which cannot tolerate double consonants at the word-end, smoothing a raucous Latin -unt to a silky -on, even whispering down an initial sibilant like s- to the aura of a "rough breathing" (rough indeed....!)---------this must be one of the loveliest languages of the world.

Lovely indeed are the "interwoven cadences" of Sappho, as Dionysus put it, the many-colored phrases which combine musically in every sentence of Plato's art-prose. And Pindar's world of words flowing in a river of rhythm, pure art quite separate from his biography, along with Aeschylus' storms of sound, or Sophocles' restrained artfulness laced with innuendo.

But then I have to ask my Classical colleagues: Why have you insisted all these years on ruining the sound when you read Greek aloud, hammering the light sounds inexorably so they come out loud, obliterating the clearly indicated durations ----- thus depriving yourselves of the true musicality of ancient Greek?"

The rest at:
http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/Classics/Greekacce nts.html



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Posted By: TheodoreFelix
Date Posted: 05-May-2005 at 23:14
Latin for me. Easily. It just sounds so powerful. Its like every word makes a STOP! and forces you to listen to it. Its definately a wonderful language. Now if only I could speak it . Thats my favorite language. Its also the language of my favorite character of antiquity. Gaius Julius Caesar. 

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Posted By: Spartakus
Date Posted: 06-May-2005 at 06:09
Quenya.

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Posted By: Tobodai
Date Posted: 06-May-2005 at 06:20
!kung

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Posted By: Kenaney
Date Posted: 06-May-2005 at 12:12

The best: Karadeniz Turkish ,Arabic '(when hoca reading soeras out Kuran), Farsi/Persian, Amerigo-indian language  

Worst: Hebrew, Greek => sounds worse and Dutch bcuz its tough to learn vree moeilijk



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Posted By: aknc
Date Posted: 06-May-2005 at 13:51

 Karadeniz Turkish

those that the laz speak?

 

French



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Posted By: Gazi
Date Posted: 06-May-2005 at 15:41

I like the sounding of anatolian Turkish (any dialect exept maybe that of the Laz)Other than my own language my order would be:

  1. Persian
  2. Kyrghiz
  3. English
  4. Mongolian
  5. Italian

The ones which dont sound quite nice to my ear are:

  1. French
  2. Russian
  3. Japanese

no offence



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Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 02:53
I like Salish Indian- it is different!! I think in another life I was an indian-




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Posted By: tzar
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 05:32
Originally posted by aknc

 Karadeniz Turkish

Is this means friendly turkish??

French and of course Bulgarian



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 07:10
Originally posted by tzar

Originally posted by aknc

 Karadeniz Turkish

Is this means friendly turkish??

French and of course Bulgarian

No. Karadeniz= Kara+Deniz (Tenghiz in old Turkish) means Black Sea. So it is the Turkish dialect that is spoken in the southeastern coasts of Black sea by Lazic people. Because they didnt have some specific Turkish sounds in their past language before, they have a very interesting dialect which is like a Turkish that is spoken like Lazish. But I dont like it much. I prefer Lazish rather than this mixed up dialect.



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Posted By: tzar
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 07:55
damn, then how was friend. I remember something like karadash or arkadash or something near them

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Posted By: giani_82
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 08:31

Italian sounds the best to me...



Posted By: Gazi
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 09:09

Originally posted by tzar

damn, then how was friend. I remember something like karadash or arkadash or something near them

You are right arkada (or arkadash) means friend.



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Posted By: aknc
Date Posted: 07-May-2005 at 13:35
yeah,french is too ghghghghg,kinda like snorting(no offense)italian is better

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Posted By: vulkan02
Date Posted: 10-May-2005 at 21:36
english and northern albanian hah

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 14:05

which language sounds better?

Since i never leave my country... and not so many people i know out of malaysia... I just can rely on one major source.. 'broadcasting channel'

well of course.. drama and movies from other countries...

Here is my choice...

*Arab - it's sound like a sophisticated lang... ahahha... but a little harsh..

*Spanish - I just love 'Mis Tres Hermanas'

*Urdu / Hindi

*Persian - It sounds lovely to me...

......... well... that's it....

arigato...

 

 



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Posted By: Pharoah
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 18:32
definitely French is the nicest language to hear.

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Posted By: Constantine XI
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 20:21

To be honest I think French sounds best, whatever you think of the French their speech still sounds very elegant.



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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 20:42
It probably depends on which accent of French. Nothing against the Canadians, of course, but Quebec French sounds harsher than those from France.

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 20:47

How rude of me to make a criticism and not produce my own language preference. Now I'm open for a beating.

Here it is in no particular preferential order:

-French

-British and Scottish English (Cockney too sometimes)

-Istanbulite Efendi Turkish

-Italian

-Japanese

 



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Posted By: Heraclius
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 20:55

 I love English, yes I am totally biased but what the hell, aside from English I like Italian and Japanese, one thing I find amazing about most foreign languages is how they are spoken so fast, there doesnt sound like theres a gap between words in some languages. Just sounds like one massive word  however of course im going to say that.

 It's just baffling, in English unless somebody is a right motormouth and its impossible to hear properly then you can recognise when one word ends and begins, the reason ive never been good with some foreign languages is to me anyway they seem to be spoken incredibly fast compared to my native language.

 Italian and Japanese though are just lovely sounding languages.



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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 09-Oct-2005 at 21:09
Oh yeah! The worst thing for a novice is to hear your selected language of choice from some hyperactive locals.

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Posted By: Arpad
Date Posted: 10-Oct-2005 at 07:54

i reckon persian is a very nice language. here is why--

 

Countless amounts of dialects, some sound harsher more like turkish to non speakers, while some dialects are oft and melodious sounding like an european language to non speakers. I personallu like the accent of farsi spoken in Tehran,, it is so soft, and i love the way the drag the words in the end for example-

 

If i was to say 'yes im good thankyou' in my accent it would souns like this

: BAHLE HUBEM TASIKUR.

but in the tehrani accent it is softer and melodious to hear ans ounds like this

: BAAHLEE KHUBAM MERCIII, or KHUBAM KHAILI MAMNOON

*btw i wrote it how it is said.

Here is a little saying i remember my cousin always singing to me im not sure if i saying it 100% right but here goes -

DOKHTARA SHIR AN MESLE SHAMSHIR AN,,,, PESARA MOOSH AN MESLE KHARGOOSH AN.

and it is said like this

THOGHTARA SHEER AN MESLE SHEEMSHEER AN,,, PESARHA MUSH AN MESLE GHARGHUSH AN.

we dont use the guttural sounds of arabic in farsi, and the cool thing about it is that unlike arabic or turkish (i think ) or many other languages , it can be spoken to sound like asiatic language (ie., turkish), it can be spoken in russian, east european accent, and also in west european,, romance accents. I have actually seen some1 speak farsi in an italian accent and it was unbelievable how italianoid it sounded and it was preety cool.




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