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User avatar #18 - Tolovefurikuri (07/07/2013) [-]
stephen king wrote in one of his Dark tower novels that an elderly Japanese couple "spoke like singing birds" i know a little bit of Japanese and honestly it sounds much more eloquent and flows alot easier off the tongue one you get used to it. its funny to say that Asian languages sound made up, when english is quite literally the hardest language to learn for anyone born to a different native tongue. want to travel to another country? get a community collage degree in english and go teach. i **** you not thats all it takes.
User avatar #64 to #18 - daentraya (07/07/2013) [-]
Any foreign language will sound like a big slur of sound with no breaks, but i think japanese all in all flows better. It's like being a robot, trying to decipher all these sounds without the knowledge and ability of a human's brain
#61 to #18 - anonymous (07/07/2013) [-]
I know it's been said before but English isn't the hardest language to learn, I'm Portuguese living in England for 10 years, it took me like 3 months to learn how to speak fluently. You wouldn't be able to do that with Portuguese or most other latin languages for that matter.

In fact even Portuguese people find it hard to speak Portuguese.
#24 to #18 - WillJi (07/07/2013) [-]
I disagree. English isn't literally the hardest language to learn. It doesn't even make the top ten of hardest languages. Having been raised on both English and Chinese, I can tell you I much rather have English. I suppose the most accurate description is "inefficient". When you have similar sounding words you run into a lot of issues. I've even seen fluent native speakers have to stop mid convo and ask which word in what context the other person is trying to say. The writing system is hard too. It's because literacy used to be a tool of the upper class, so they purposely made it difficult so the common folk can't pick it up as easily. Basically any language without a simple phoenetic alphabet is harder than english.
User avatar #103 to #24 - Tolovefurikuri (07/11/2013) [-]
that might be a more apt description yes. maybe what i should of been going for is the structure of the english grammar itself is so different than many languages, and i should be more specific, most oriental tongues find english difficult, due in part to the lack of... whats the wording im lookign for... self reconization? example: Bob to Joe "i like your shirt" in japanese it would be more like " Bob to Joe: "Bob likes Joe's shirt"
User avatar #19 to #18 - Tolovefurikuri (07/07/2013) [-]
once you get used to it** sorry its late grammar degrades past 11 pm
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