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    How does Russian language sound for foreign ear?

    It's interesting for me how does Russian language sounds for foreign ear? For example for Russians German language sounds like "barking language", English one sounds like as if "a person are chewing the cud and speaking" etc. So what can you tell?
    Please, correct the mistakes in my English sentences.

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    It depends on who you ask.

    Some say it sounds exactly like a South American badger chewing a humming bird while trying to tap-dance wearing ice skates, others say it is the sound a bald head makes when you break a bottle of 25 year-old scotch over it while singing We Are The World in Esparanto.

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    I think it might sound kinda rude. But I'm pretty convinced it doesn't sound to them too different from Polish, Serbian, and Bulgarian.
    Не плюй в колодец, пригодится водицы, напиться.

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    Russian sounds beautiful for me.

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    Re: How does Russian language sounds for foreign ear?

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Miller
    For example for Russians German language sounds like "barking language",
    Oi! Speak for yourself,mate. I'm Russian and I find German a very beautiful language.
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

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    Well, it's still sort of unmelodical, though I too find it nice.
    Italian and French carry more melody, but I find some Italian words sounding funny to my ear.
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    As with any language, it depends on many factors. Who is saying What, When it is being said, Where it is, Why is it being said and How.
    Anyone being nice has a pleasant tone, anyone in a bad mood will sound bad...

    A happy guy, making toasts, after work at a bar, because he is a new father, smiling is a good sound.

    Bitchy Assistant Manager, bitching at the help, at the start of work, because she has problems dealing with others, like a bitch is a bad sound
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Re: How does Russian language sounds for foreign ear?

    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by S-Miller
    For example for Russians German language sounds like "barking language",
    Oi! Speak for yourself,mate. I'm Russian and I find German a very beautiful language.
    (от удивления падает со стула): You??? Russian??? Since when???
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Опять разговариваешь сам с собой? charlestonian, vending machine - вы же одно и тоже лицо.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Опять разговариваешь сам с собой? charlestonian, vending machine - вы же одно и тоже лицо.
    It is not funny.
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Для меня всё зависит от пола собеседника. Русские мужики говорят будто "каши в рот набрали", а русские женщины, с другой стороны, говорят робче, спокойнее, с особенным изяществом выражения и интонации.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Опять разговариваешь сам с собой? charlestonian, vending machine - вы же одно и тоже лицо.
    It is not funny.
    Почему бы тебе не принять это как комплимент?
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Заметьте, его вторая ипостась никак не отреагировала
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Заметьте, его вторая ипостась никак не отреагировала
    Я думаю, что VM выше всякой мелкой суеты.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Для меня звучит как бы говорящий, произносящий русские звуки, очень сильно напрягается, в отличние от английского, который более похож на бормотание.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    I find some Italian words sounding funny to my ear.
    А какие, например?
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Well, it's still sort of unmelodical, though I too find it nice.
    Italian and French carry more melody, but I find some Italian words sounding funny to my ear.
    You've never listened to beautiful german songs.
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent Tailors
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Well, it's still sort of unmelodical, though I too find it nice.
    Italian and French carry more melody, but I find some Italian words sounding funny to my ear.
    You've never listened to beautiful german songs.
    What songs do you advice to listen to? I've heard only some ones of "Tokio Hotel".
    Please, correct the mistakes in my English sentences.

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    No tokio hotel.

    I recommend the bands Tanzwut (Labyrinth der Sinne, Ihr wolltet Spass albums), Crematory (Klagebilder album), Subway to Sally (Herzblut, Nord Nord Ost albums).
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Опять разговариваешь сам с собой? charlestonian, vending machine - вы же одно и тоже лицо.
    Of course we are. Aren't we, charlestonian?
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

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