0lkjlk (morinzilion) wrote in linguaphiles,
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The sound of a Language

Been watching the community for a while, and I think it's the best place to ask this question. 

To non-native speakers of English, what does English sound like in general to you?

To explain what I mean, the general sound of Farsi is angry and frantic.  Not knowing the language, I don't know how much intonation plays, and I can't generally tell if the speaker is talking about mundane things, or ranting and raving about how he or she got that parking ticket yesterday.  Since I am a native English speaker, I don't know what English sounds like to native speakers of other languages.  (Farsi used as an example, because I grew up with a friend who spoke Farsi with her family, and it's the language that I hear and get the tone wrong most often. XD)

While I'm at it, I'd also like to hear what you all think about what different languages sound like to your ears. 

Thanks. :)
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