Languages we like the sound of [was: favorite aspects ofconlanging]
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 28, 2001, 20:43|
"T. Leigh/M. Carchrie" wrote:
> Cool! I thought *I* was the only one who does that! :-)
> Personal favorites which I listen to on a frequent basis are Gaelic
> (all varieties), Maltese, Faroese, Georgian, Kurdish, Estonian, Welsh,
> Indonesian, Afrikaans.
I like listening to almost any foreign language. But, favorites include
Japanese, Italian, Welsh, German, and Arabic (at least the Lebanese
dialect, I've never heard more than brief bits of other dialects).
Georgian? *shudder*, I've only heard it once, and really disliked it.
:-) Too many ejectives and clusters of consonants.
I've heard Indonesian once (in a clip of an Indonesian-dubbed episode of
Sailor Moon, oddly enough :-)), had a neat sound to it, I thought.
Interesting! So, is it primarily aimed at learners of the language?
Like, would native speakers find it simplistic or whatever?
Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon
A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb
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> Oh, BTW: this is off topic, but for anyone who's interested there's a
> new Irish-language e-zine called Beo ("Alive") at http://www.beo.ie/.
> It's quite nice and attractively done, IMO. Plus, it has glossaries
> and explanations for learners of the language at the end of each