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.
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.
Not at all. But once you understand a language, you stop hearing it as pure sound.
I'm glad to read that. I never thought about the difference between the sound and the understanding.
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.
Definitely, French! Le Francais, mon amour!
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,...
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.