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Posted Dec 3, '12 at 8:29pm

dr_doughnut

dr_doughnut

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What is your favorite language? I know a lot of people are going to say the first language they learned, but my favorite is Chinese and I first spoke English. I think Chinese sounds cool.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 8:37pm

daleks

daleks

3,232 posts

Actually I like Russian for some reason. It just sounds really cool.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 8:39pm

Gantic

Gantic

7,032 posts

Moderator

And by Chinese do you mean Mandarin?

My favorite language is English, but it's not the first language I learned. English might only be the favorite perhaps due to my fluency and the freedom the language allows to play with words and to make up words. I think English has been influenced by more languages than any other language prior to its popularization.
Somewhat relevant and interesting Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIzFz9T5rhI. Also Shakespeare.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 8:47pm

dr_doughnut

dr_doughnut

72 posts

And by Chinese do you mean Mandarin?

Yes.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 8:55pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

Besides English, I like German and Japanese. Both are fun, and I wish I knew more than just a few words. My favorite German word is fünf (5) and my favorite Japanese word is baka (idiot,dummy,etc). Both are fun to say, though I rarely have a reason to say fünf.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 9:09pm

soccerdude2

soccerdude2

1,587 posts

German=Number One.

My favorite German word is fünf

It's strange, because I was just asked that question a couple of days ago and I answered with funf(where is that umlaut?!?) and quatsch.

Quatsch is much more easy to say in a scenario though.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 9:36pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

It's strange, because I was just asked that question a couple of days ago and I answered with funf(where is that umlaut?!?) and quatsch.

Ha, that's cool. I remember when I took German, my friends and I spammed fünf the second we learned it. Sorta like the seagulls on Nemo saying "mine" over and over.

And are you asking if it should have an umlaut? It does on the wiktionary.

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 9:43pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,210 posts

German, it is awesome language, especially since you get to yell all the time and sound angry. NEIN

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Dec 3, '12 at 11:40pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,018 posts

Knight

I like English, what a ******* language, in one sense of the word. Guess. I like the simplicity in learning it, the ease of expression and usage, no feminine or masculine words for example, and the sheer amount of beautiful literaturr accredited to it

But i like Chinese too. Mother tongue and stuff. But speaking it is so much different from other languages, its almoast like a song since it depends so heavily on emphasis.

 

Posted Dec 4, '12 at 11:38am

handlerfan

handlerfan

192 posts

I think that Klingon is a good language and Spanish and Italian are nice. Polish sounds good and Swedish. In Asia there's Japanese and Urdu and Hindi. But for great sounding words that you can get a lot of expression into, I choose Yiddish.

 
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