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Old 03-11-2014, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As someone who grew up in Germany, and as someone who is just fascinated by languages, I always wondered, how the German language must sound to someone who doesn't understand it, or is just not used to hearing it.

I mean.. ofc. You always hear that German must sound ultra stiff and edgy, but I somehow can't really believe that. So does that mean the language does not sound beautiful? Cuz as I recall it it's ****ing beautiful.. It's poetic and deep and you can express urself so flowery, lol..

Like when I listen to calm german music, like Max Herre, I think: "How can that sound hard to anyone? It's such a soft, and flowing language.
Max Herre - Anna

ofc.. when you hear Rammstein you think: "Whaaaat the **** is going on?", but Rammstein do not really talk german. They roll their R like ****, NOBODY would ever talk like that..

I believe Bavarian might sound cool tho, hehe.
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I'd be really thankful if someone would try this out and listen to the songs and just tell me how the language sounds in their ears.
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I've been listening to Flaming Bess, which seems to include a lot of German speech. I have to say, and I apologise in advance, but German is the roughest, most gutteral language I've ever heard. Even if someone was saying "I love you" in German it would sound to me like someone hawking up and drilling into a wall at the same time. I can listen to French, Spanish, Italian, even Russian but German is, sorry, the ugliest language on the planet imo.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been listening to Flaming Bess, which seems to include a lot of German speech. I have to say, and I apologise in advance, but German is the roughest, most gutteral language I've ever heard. Even if someone was saying "I love you" in German it would sound to me like someone hawking up and drilling into a wall at the same time. I can listen to French, Spanish, Italian, even Russian but German is, sorry, the ugliest language on the planet imo.
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Ya. That's what a lot of people say.. :/
Still I really don't understand it. I mean, I'm from bavaria - we speak a much softer german, but still: it can be very very beautiful, if you talk sophisticated german. Hmm.. Maybe one has to understand the language to understand its beauty.
Well.. it's your opinion. thank you for the answer tho
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As someone who grew up in Germany, and as someone who is just fascinated by languages, I always wondered, how the German language must sound to someone who doesn't understand it, or is just not used to hearing it.

I mean.. ofc. You always hear that German must sound ultra stiff and edgy, but I somehow can't really believe that. So does that mean the language does not sound beautiful? Cuz as I recall it it's ****ing beautiful.. It's poetic and deep and you can express urself so flowery, lol..

Like when I listen to calm german music, like Max Herre, I think: "How can that sound hard to anyone? It's such a soft, and flowing language.
Max Herre - Anna

ofc.. when you hear Rammstein you think: "Whaaaat the **** is going on?", but Rammstein do not really talk german. They roll their R like ****, NOBODY would ever talk like that..

I believe Bavarian might sound cool tho, hehe.
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I'd be really thankful if someone would try this out and listen to the songs and just tell me how the language sounds in their ears.
thank you
Ooh! Hans Zimmer

lol jk

What is the genre of that first song? That music in the background sounds like an awesome sample for a rap song!

sorry, the language for both still sounds...edgy and rough. I don't like it. Sorry.

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I have to say, and I apologise in advance, but German is the roughest, most gutteral language I've ever heard. Even if someone was saying "I love you" in German it would sound to me like someone hawking up and drilling into a wall at the same time. I can listen to French, Spanish, Italian, even Russian but German is, sorry, the ugliest language on the planet imo.


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What is the genre of that first song? That music in the background sounds like an awesome sample for a rap song!

sorry, the language for both still sounds...edgy and rough. I don't like it. Sorry.
The genre is called rap :P
but mäxchen sings sometimes,
that's the confusing part

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thanks :P i'm a lil stupid sometimes.
just need a little time to learn all that ****
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As someone who grew up in Germany, and as someone who is just fascinated by languages, I always wondered, how the German language must sound to someone who doesn't understand it, or is just not used to hearing it.

I mean.. ofc. You always hear that German must sound ultra stiff and edgy, but I somehow can't really believe that. So does that mean the language does not sound beautiful? Cuz as I recall it it's ****ing beautiful.. It's poetic and deep and you can express urself so flowery, lol..
I've always thought the stereotypes about how the German language sounds were way off base. To me, German has kind of a sing-song quality to it and has some words that I actually find kind of cute sounding.
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sounds...edgy and rough.
But isn't that the CHARM of german?
I mean it's just not a wussy language..
if I want to make hit someone in the face,
I can just tell him he sucks in German,
and that's as good as a punch.


see? just words, but sounds like a kick in the crotch
beautiful...
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I've always thought the stereotypes about how the German language sounds were way off base. To me, German has kind of a sing-song quality to it and has some words that I actually find kind of cute sounding.
Yeah. At least I'm not alone
I really find German a very beautiful language,
you just have to get used to it a little


If I may ask: Which words are cute?
Gartenzwerg? Eichhörnchen? Zwischenseelentraum? Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänsmützenstrickanleit ungsschreibmaschinenhersteller? Quark?
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Yeah. At least I'm not alone
I really find German a very beautiful language,
you just have to get used to it a little


If I may ask: Which words are cute?
Gartenzwerg? Eichhörnchen? Zwischenseelentraum? Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänsmützenstrickanleit ungsschreibmaschinenhersteller? Quark?
lol. I'm trying to remember. I went to Germany last year and did some German language lessons on CD before I went. At the time I remember thinking some of the words were kind of cutesy sounding now I can't remember a thing. :/
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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lol. I'm trying to remember. I went to Germany last year and did some German language lessons on CD before I went. At the time I remember thinking some of the words were kind of cutesy sounding now I can't remember a thing. :/
damn it. you have to remember. maybe you'll find the CD's or something.
i mean i've already heard everything, but not that something is cute in german..
except the word "gartenzwerg", which is a..gardengnome? is that the right word?

i wrote my girl a song that has english lyrics that are sung and german lyrics that are spoken, and she said it was like: english part sounds like "oh, i love you, the world is beautiful, birds tweet in the sky", then the german part "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" ...but she finds it sexy, so its fine :P
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