What is the best sounding language on Duolingo?
I'm learning French so I may be a bit biased here, but even before I started to learn French I always thought that French was the least barbaric and the most melodious language in the world.
For you what is the nicest sounding language?
Japanese. It has a reverse tree up so I think it counts. Though I might caution people against learning a language just because they like how it sounds, because once you get good at a language you can't hear it as waves of sounds anymore...
By how beautiful they sound to my ears, I would say French with Italian running a close second. Then Spanish. I love the sound of German also. So rough and yet attractive... I think that's my number 4.
In a classroom-based French course I took long ago, and there was Chinese student whose English sounded like the ringing of a bell. It was extraordinary and unique. When she spoke her native Chinese, however, that quality completely disappeared. This is not to say that English sounds beautiful, but that vocal quality depends on many factors
A long time ago I took a few years of Russian courses. The head of the Russian house at that university grew up in a region where the bard tradition - the storytellers and oral historians - was still active. I thought that the way he spoke Russian was wonderful and melodious. I suspect this might be true in any regions of the world, where people still have oral histories?