The Language of Love
What do you consider to be the most romantic sounding language?
From my experience people usually split into two camps... the French camp and Italian camp.
So... Mon amour or Amore mio?
Or do you have a third choice?
Of course I meant aesthetically... sound pleasing... not its content. People (especially women I reckon) usually have a soft spot for a so-called "romantic language"... since the Duolingo community is a very geographically diverse one I was curious about that.
Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß; Meine Glieder sind schmiegsam und weiß; In den Sternen da steht es geschrieben: Du sollst küssen, du sollst lieben!...
"Император Карл V говорит с богом на испанском языке, с друзьями – на французском, с врагами – на немецком, с женщинами – на итальянском. Но если бы он знал русский язык, то нашел бы в нем великолепие испанского, живость французского, строгость немецкого, нежность итальянского, а также мудрость греческого и латыни. И он на одном языке мог говорить бы со всеми." (М.В.Ломоносов)
"The Emperor Charles V spoke to God in Spanish, to friends in French, to enemies in German, to women in Italian. But if he knew Russian language, he would have found in it the magnificence of Spanish, the vivacity of French, the strictness of German, the tenderness of Italian, and also the wisdom of the Greek and Latin. And in that language alone he would have been able to speak to all."
(M. V. Lomonosov)
Not that I care about it... but those who downvoted this thread did it because I didn't pick their favourite language in the two examples I gave or because you genuinely didn't like the question?
Well if you mean mundane speaking and listening, Greek is the most pleasant to my ears. Italian is a close second, followed by Thai, Swedish and Czech. But idiomatically I’d have to choose Spanish, Korean and Japanese. Spanish has very quirky and progressive romantic phrases, and the other two have grammar and sounds that just kinda work together, as well as many words that really can’t be translated in any adequate way but emotionally. A lot of languages do have that but Korean and Japanese are the two I really like the most for this.