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    Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    Who else thinks that English is the nicest sounding language in the world? It is just so soft, nice, and melodical to my Bulgarian ears.

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Who else thinks that English is the nicest sounding language in the world? It is just so soft, nice, and melodical to my Bulgarian ears.
    To me Spanish or French sound more melodical. The other language which I have only heard in movies or TV is Hawaiian. That sounds very melodical to me.

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    I loved the sound of Modern Greek - until I learned to understand it when I lost the ability to hear the sound and only heard the meaning.

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    I loved the sound of Modern Greek - until I learned to understand it when I lost the ability to hear the sound and only heard the meaning.
    Oh dear, that sounds like you had an unpleasant experience in Greece.

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    Not at all. But once you understand a language, you stop hearing it as pure sound.

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    I'm glad to read that. I never thought about the difference between the sound and the understanding.

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

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    I'm glad to read that. I never thought about the difference between the sound and the understanding.
    Do you know that a Chinese Mandarin speaker can split every English syllable into four different syllables? In that way, it is easy for a Chinese speaker cheating. For instance, in the magic, when a Chinese speaker asks his Chinese mate in front of you, “What is this?” as he picks up a playing card. In this case, you thought that one ask another “What is the card?” but in fact the speaker telling his colleague what is the card already. For a Chinese can use four different tones to pronounce each syllables, he use “What1” telling his friend “This is spade.” “What2” telling his friend “This is heart.” and so on. Now let us check the second syllable in the sentence of “What is this?” It is ‘is’. It could also be pronounced in four different ways. We regard them as 1,2,3,4. Finally, the syllable “this” can be pronounced in four ways too. Then put ‘is’ and ‘this’ together it should be 1,1=1, 1,2=2, 1,3=3, 1,4=4, 2,1=5, 2,2=6, 2,3=7 and so on. By this way, the speaker tell hie friend the card is spade 9 or club 12 while a English speaker thought the first Chinese ask question to his friend.
    From that example you may understand, in everyday speech, an English speaker at least wasted 3/4 information signals. That is what I have said last time that this language waste time to human being. Once we regard the life is important, then we have to adopt a tone language for the world.
    In other word, according Sausure there was no difference between sounds and understanding but there is a big difference if the number of sounds changed.

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    Definitely, French! Le Francais, mon amour!

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    Languages incomprehensible to me always elude some romance, of all the languages I speak or at least understand on some level(Dutch, German, French, English), I favor English the most. It's more straight to the point than French and you have all these wonderful adjectives. Euphonious, serendipitous, morose,...

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    Re: Ennglish the nicest sounding language

    French is to exaggeratedly 'precious' in is pronunciation when spoken, but beautiful when sung.

    Spanish has ugly sounds as made when the tongue is swollen.
    As in Placido ~ Plathidough.

    All in all, none of them can beat English.

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