Polish vs. Czech
Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Polish vs. Czech!!!
In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it and the other competitions are here as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242
We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)
Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!
- Spoken: https://youtu.be/9pBaJojzNOI
- Sung: https://youtu.be/obvizJRnezA
- Written: Wszyscy ludzie rodzą się wolni i równi w swojej godności i prawach. Są obdarzeni rozumem i sumieniem i powinni postępować wobec siebie w duchu braterstwa.
Polish every time. I might just be biased though... ;)
I love Czech too. But for me nothing can compare to the soft musicality of Polish and the beauty of the written language. Once you understand the phonetics, few words are as beautiful as "wszyscy", "miłość", "lato", "szczęśliwy"... Even the word for breakfast, "śniadanie", is beautiful. And if you want something less soft and whispery than those, there are always gems like "szklanka" and "brzydki". The language rolls off the tongue so nicely, and is like a whispered song to the ear.
I'll stop rhapsodising before this turns into a book... It could!
A funny fact: to many native Polish and Czech speakers, the other language's pronunciation sounds like a child with speech impediment. :-D
(I am a Czech native, heard the same from natives of both)
I'm very very biased though =) I've been studying Czech for the last three years and I love the language and the country.