https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Top Ten: Beautiful Languages Results!

Hello guys! Thank you guys for participating and making your lists, now we are going to see the results for the top ten: beautiful languages for this year! Here is the link of the discussion poll: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22906104 In the earlier discussion their were some debates about how judgmental this topic is and as a result many people were offended. I would like to say that we all agree that each language is beautiful and unique in their own way! And this ranking has nothing to do with which language is more beautiful than the other because every language is beautiful!

Before we get to the results I would like to give a shout out to all the people who participated and how this ranking was made based off of their participation. Nomers-Rose melody13861 Dasha_Rose WaterPolyglot Olbapz Haley_Rose2 Mohamedn123 Groot_Maarilja LavethWolf Deodwyn RudolfJan Texangymnast IVI.4.T.T.H.3.VV

Now, I would like to say how this ranking was conducted. Each person were to write their favorite languages from 1-10 and give a description of why they chose that language in their list. The way we counted the points was the #1 on their list gets 10 points and the #2 gets 9 points and so on and so forth. If someone had for example 4 upvotes they would get +4 points on each language in their list. If someone had for example 4 downvotes then it would be -4 on each language in their list.

Finally! The results....

  1. French (79 points)
  2. Romanian (56 points)
  3. English (50 points)
  4. Dutch/ Italian (46 points)
  5. Russian (43 points)
  6. German (39 points)
  7. Finnish (30 points)
  8. Spanish (27 points)
  9. Chinese (22 points)
  10. Hawaiian (21 points)

Congratulations, these are the top ten languages for this year! Here are some close contenders: Japanese (20 points), Hindi (19 points), Swedish (16 points), Polish (16 points), Irish (16 points), Ukrainian (14 points), Arabic (13 points), Greek (13 points), Portuguese (12 points), Latin (12 points), Old Russian (10 points), Farsi (10 points), Korean (10 points), Mirandese (9 points), Vietnamese (9 points), Estonian (8 points), Welsh (8 points), Sinhalese (7 points), Occitan (7 points), Swahili (7 points), Catalan (5 points), Basque (5 points), Danish (5 points), Old English (3 points), Bengali (3 points), Lithuanian (3 points), Sanskrit (2 points), Latvian (1 point)

Thank you everyone! I know this topic will offend people and this discussion may be downvoted but I made this discussion to have fun making each others list and expressing the languages they love. I hope you guys enjoyed this and I hope you guys had fun! See you next year!

1 year ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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The problem is that this is skewed by the languages people are learning on Duolingo. There is a big selection bias with this.

Anyway...

When linguists were polled regarding the way languages sounded, Ukranian came first, followed by Italian.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Interesting, I would like to see this poll/results. Do you mind posting it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Just had a dig around and can't find it ... But I did find this very similar one though...

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7676550

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Thanks! I'll check it out right now

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SRcutie

Personnally, I love the sound of French. Especially in music... (Here are a couple of my favourite songs in French, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbMeXghMYpI https://youtu.be/K5KAc5CoCuk)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leah57800

well of course not everyone is going to like it. lol. I personally don't find French a particularly pleasing language compared to others, but it's not about personal opinion its about the vote! Interesting to see the results and glad you also put up the contenders :) interesting indeed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you understand the meaning of this. I wish you could of participated as well, maybe next time. I want to give you a lingot just because I really liked your comment. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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Awesome results, I agree totally!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Interesting list. Mine would be so incredibly different though. Slavic and Germanic languages are my favorite.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/H.a.l.e.y.Rose

I am so happy all of mine were in the Finals....well most of them, But German and french were...It was a great discussion...Thanks for the great posts....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you participated in this discussion! Here is a lingot for you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/H.a.l.e.y.Rose

thanks but there is no need... I shall give it back...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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People interested in this topic might also enjoy the Annual Language World Cup. Here are the 2016 results:

http://en.bab.la/news/language-worldcup-2016

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/H.a.l.e.y.Rose

What was your favorite language to learn....Just wondering, You asked us but nobody asked you....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

:D Thanks for asking <3. The language I'm learning right now is Romanian and I love the sound of it. I took French in high school but I forgot most of it which is why I'm trying to relearn it on duolingo. I also like Irish, Finnish, Italian, German, Japanese, Hawaiian and every other language in the world! XD Thanks once again Haley_Rose2 you're very kind!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/H.a.l.e.y.Rose

Your Welcome and Thanks, You are really nice as well....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis
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Wooow Dutch on 4 oO. Russian, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese are a shared number 1 for me.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolMicheal
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If Dutch and Italian are tied fourth place then the next language (Russian in this case) is in sixth place, not fifth.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/warriorg315

Why are Dutch and Italian tied? Many people I know claim that Italian or French (mostly Italian) are the most beautiful languages. SPQR and Ciao. Warriorg315

11 months ago
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