Top Ten: Romantic Languages (Results)!
Hello Everyone! I am so excited to announce the results for the Top Ten: Romantic Languages!!! But before I do, I want to thank everyone of you who participated. You guys were so kind and in my opinion the best group of people!
A shout out to all the participants: Maughanster_ (+14, upvotes), Justin7171 (+9, upvotes), Woof. (+9, upvotes), melody13861 (+8, upvotes), Engelmeister (+5, upvotes), sylwuskak (+5, upvotes), Jafa759413 (+4, upvotes), Francy-Chan (+4, upvotes), musicon9 (+4, upvotes), AKicsiMacska (+3, upvotes), BonBonChat (+2, upvotes), Jelena597986 (0), Aleksandra69835 (0), 17yiucc1 (-1, downvote)
I would like to mention that this ranking is based of of their participation. The poll is now officially closed but if you want to see the "The Ten: Romantic Languages (Poll)!" here is the link for that: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24438172
Now, I would like to say how this ranking was conducted. Each person were to write a list of 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 for the Top Ten: Romantic Languages are....
- Romanian (120 points)
- Spanish (118 points)
- Italian/French (103 points)
- Portuguese (85 points)
- Japanese/Russian (73 points)
- English (53 points)
- Greek (52 points)
- Swedish (49 points)
- German (45 points)
- Chinese (39 points)
Congratulations, here are some close contenders: Irish (37 points), Finnish (36 points), Norwegian (34 points), Czech (27 points), Dutch (22 points), Hungarian (20 points), Polish (20 points), Korean (18 points), Sicilian (17 points), Vietnamese (17 points), Arabic (16 points), Ukrainian (16 points), Welsh (14 points), Maori (11 points), Latin (11 points), Hebrew (11 points), Patois (10 points), Icelandic (10 points), Swahili (10 points), Hawaiian (10 points), Persian (10 points), Danish (9 points), Siblo Gomero (9 points), Albanian (9 points), ASL (8 points), Hindko (8 points), Esperanto (7 points), Punjabi (7 points), Cherokee (5 points), Macedonian (4 points), Serbian (3 points), Turkish (2 points)
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!
Well, at least French is in the top 3. ^ ^
Romanian certainly deserved it's place. Such a beautiful language when spoken. The first time I had ever heard someone speak it was from Sebastian Stan (actor of Bucky from Captain America) and I instantly fell in love with the language.
@MasterZsword Oh my god yes. When I heard the audio, I went O.O. It's GORGEOUS!
On a side note, not quite sure why Italian/French are the same (unless they tied? That could be explained...) and Japanese/Russian, because of course Japanese and Russian sound nothing alike. Anyway.
Additionally, I feel although the results are correct (meaning that I agree with them) it would be really easy to say that the results maybe weren't legit, what with extra accounts and abusing the upvote/downvote button and etc. Not sure if you want to make anything of that, I'm just the unpopular opinion in the room. Ignore me, I guess, if you wish.
I'm surprised by the outcome but I totally agree with the ranking!
Well, for what it's worth, here are my top ten
- Tamil - This language sounds like music to me
- Xhosa - Like Tamil, there's a musicality to this one, and the clicks make it sound like it has its own rhythm section
- Persian/ Farsi - Sounds like it was conceived to make poetry
- Icelandic - The most melodious and beautiful of the Nordic languages
- Italian - really the prototype of romantic languages
- Welsh - I can't imagine speaking it full time, because it seems to take a long time to finish a sentence, but it is a wonderfully poetic language
- Lithuanian - just feels like a gentle rain falling over you
- Mongolian - has a softness, like whispers
- Czech - one of the most melodious of the Slavic languages; honestly struggling between this and #1
- Polish - sounds like Italian with a sexy vampire accent
Interesting. I suspect the top position of Romance languages (the 5 big ones in the Top 4) is because of... English speakers and French and Italian propaganda. I am a native speaker of Spanish, I like a lot my language and Italian and Occitan, but I think there aren't "romantic languages" at all, it is only a stereotype about speakers ("Italians are romantic, hence their language is romantic").
By the way, "Silbo Gomero" is not a language but whistled Spanish, not different from Morse or drum codes.
PS: It seems like you are a Romanian, maybe voters were mostly Romanians. What if you carry the same test in Turkey or India? I suppose results would be totally different. Anyway, it's very interesting. Bye.