What's the worst language? (44)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2013-01-23 12:18 ID:IMlqzpyd

What is the worst language in your opinion? As a really wordy guy, I don't really like english. It's useful, nice to hear and easy to speak but to write, I really hate it. It's too hard and even sometimes impossible to precisely express what I'd like to say.

I'm not into japanese anymore. It's kinda cool to speak but honnestly I got fed up with the culture (few travels and a lot of disillusions). I'm more into korean and cantonese (I don't speak it very well but I'm in love with Hong Kong's cinema).

What is yours?

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2013-01-23 21:39 ID:VBaAhiSf

My vote would go to Finnish. I think it sounds strange. Although I think Japanese is a bit poor as you can understand every word and still not know what is going on.

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2013-02-02 16:07 ID:VBaAhiSf


I think it's more the gushing weeaboos than anything. They killed my interest. I don't think the language is any better or worse than any other, but when people start talking about how Japanese do everything better, how Japanese is so much prettier than anything else and how they have wet dreams about moving to Japan to teach English, the bloom goes off the language for me.

I'd rather learn Russian or Bosnian or something. It sounds cool, and the fans are less annoying.

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2013-02-03 21:19 ID:YDS44u1d


>but when people start talking about how Japanese do everything better, how Japanese is so much prettier than anything else and how they have wet dreams about moving to Japan to teach English, the bloom goes off the language for me.

lol, me and a friend speak at about a 5rd grade level and read at a 3rd grade. And we both read manga and watch anime, umadbro?

Honestly Japanese spoken language is really vague, there are lot's of words and particles that can mean practically anything. And how you speak changes based on who you're talking to. Which is not exactly a bad thing but it causes me a lot a embarrassment when I talk to someone in a standard way, and I'm supposed to be addressing them as a lesser.


>3000 characters

Fuck you you slanty eyeed fucks. I wish everything was just in Hiragana. I'm pretty sure that would cover almost, if not all of the sounds you need to make. I think.

Speaking from a scientific or linguistic front, no one language can really be "better" than another. As long as an intended message is conveyed correctly, then it works. I suggest reading Contemporary Linguistics; An Introduction. The sixth edition.

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2013-02-07 20:53 ID:Heaven


6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2015-04-02 23:49 ID:wdZM44Kw

Kanji are beautiful. Especially when written large and carefully.

As for the original question, I think both Turkish and Hungarian look horrible on the page.

Just look at these samples, both from the wikipedia page for 'Chicken' in Hungarian and Turkish:


A házityúk (Gallus gallus domesticus) a bankivatyúk háziasított változata, amely a tyúkalakúak (Galliformes) rendjébe és a fácánfélék (Phasianidae) családjába tartozó faj, gazdaságilag a baromfikhoz sorolják őket.


Tavuk (Latince: Gallus gallus domesticus), sülüngiller (Latince: Phasianidae) familyasından evcilleştirilebilir bir kuş türüdür ve genelde çiftliklerde yetiştirilir. Hindistan'da Asya'nın güneydoğusundaki kırmızı Hint kuşundan geldiğine inanılır.

So many long words that just look terrible on the page. Too many consonants. Turkish has weirdly-placed apostrophes everywhere.

But hey, that's just my opinion.

7 Name: Various Diseases : 2015-07-28 13:14 ID:+MutogXo

Tangalog is the ugliest worst language; If anyone [from anywhere on this planet] is using Tangalog, they are contributing to more linguicides all over the planet.

8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2015-08-25 18:41 ID:tidczCU7

Old Norse was the strangest/hardest language I studied at all, but it didn't help that the textbook was shit and full of typos.

9 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2015-08-26 03:25 ID:TNT3hEDh

what's so bad about Old Norse?
I've been studying Old english for a bit, and it hasn't been so bad.

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13 Name: Cult Group Member : 2017-04-06 11:44 ID:UQdJL9Ym

Consider yourselves luckier you are neither a Tangalized non-Tangalog ethnic, nor born an ethnic Tangalog.

14 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2018-09-01 22:34 ID:hccA04pY


The Turkish and Hungarian languages (especially Turkish) kind of sound Korean (" 'nda" , " 'da "). I think it sounds cool.

Indian Languages (especially Dravidian) and African Languages, I don't like. Especially the writing system used for langs like Telugu and the rest.

15 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2019-01-09 23:39 ID:GpcO1ERa

I wiykd gave to disagree and say Esparanzo is absolutely just as

16 Name: John Luke Piqard : 2019-01-12 08:47 ID:kYruWESE

Worst language has to be klingon! not a single vowel!

17 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2019-02-04 00:28 ID:JYoigvPm

Foolish Terran detected.

18 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2020-01-04 02:32 ID:07q1dw6a

I wouldn't say "the worst", for my knowledge of languages is limited, but I find the usage of ideograms to be the worst thing I've ever witnessed.
I have studied Japanese for a short time (I have not gotten past the middle of Tae Kim's Grammar), but the amount of vague expressions, the immense number of ways of phrasing things (mostly due to their respect for 'politeness' and hierarchy) and the kanjis made me drift away from the language.

For reference, the link in my name directs to an article that shows many responses to the question "What's that?".

19 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2020-01-14 23:51 ID:5sSbPzNn

This is an orange.
This is a fucking orange!
It's an orange, right?
It's an orange, dear.
No, honey, it's an orange.
...It's an orange, dude.
Orange on the scene!
This would be an orange.
For your edification, an orange.
I understand, it certainly is an orange.
This is an orange... isn't it?
FYI, this is an orange.
Oh, golly, it's a real orange!

Glad the two of us agree that English is the worst language.

20 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2020-11-01 19:32 ID:g6+pu6Sf

>It's too hard and even sometimes impossible to precisely express what I'd like to say.

Is there any language where this is possible?

21 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-01-06 18:55 ID:jq/qb3qU

This is such a retarded point, in all of those instances the word for orange remained the same.

22 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-01-06 19:00 ID:jq/qb3qU

If you actually wanted to make the point you were trying to make, you should have used words that actually do change based on politeness or context, like "dude", "sir", "guy", "man", "mr.", or so on. But even that pales in comparison to Japanese, and you know it.

23 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-01-31 04:28 ID:2oX4TzAM

Nigger languages like Arabic Hebrew and Farsi.

24 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-02-02 01:16 ID:VSzW6MZR

> Nigger languages
> Arabic Hebrew and Farsi

Nigger languages would more be the Bantu family.

25 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-02-07 10:37 ID:2oX4TzAM

Or Hindi.

26 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-02-23 01:20 ID:HIzd8DHH

How is this a bad thing? It allows for more ways of expression through simple changes.

27 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-03-26 07:40 ID:D1/yrE0u

Vietnamese is so grating to the ears. The open vowels, implosives, and tones (especially the nga tone) seem to be designed to cause maximal discomfort.

28 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-07-17 18:06 ID:c23dv14k



ngmi, numidus.
it's probably the best language in the world

ما ذَلّت لغةُ شعبٍ إلا ذلّ ، ولا
انحطَّت إلا كان أمرُهُ فى ذهابٍ وإدبارٍ ، ومن هذا يفرِضُ الأجنبيُّ
المستعمرُ لغتَه فرضاً على الأمةِ المستعمَرَة ، ويركبهم بها ويُشعرهم
عَظَمَته فيها ، ويَستَلحِقُهُم من ناحيتها ، فيحكم عليهم أحكاماً ثلاثةً
فى عملٍ واحدٍ : أما الأولُ : فحبْسُ لغتهم فى لغتِهِ سِجناً مؤبداً . وأما
الثاني : فالحكمُ على ماضيهم بالقتل محواً ونسياناً . وأما التالثُ :
فتقييدُ مستقبلهم فى الأغلالِ التى يصنعُها ، فأمرهم من بعدِها لأمرِهِ
تَبَعٌ .

29 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-11-06 05:09 ID:Heaven



since nobody else could be fucked to say it in the last four years,
you stupid autistic fuck. jesus christ.

30 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-04-22 15:18 ID:/wmMo0GG


31 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-09-26 18:27 ID:bpMYLgHb

Any language with gendered nouns or verbs and whatnot. Complicates things for no reason.

32 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-10-24 05:18 ID:4RYHGBoN

Chinese is the worst language. literally has the worst writing system conceivable. instead of words, every idea is represented by a charachter which is basically like an emoji. like wtf? Did China not move past Egyptian hieroglyphs? why couldn't they just use a fucking phonetic alphabet?

33 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-12-04 11:02 ID:neoPc4Bo

>>32 You are “““literally””” a nincompoop, why don't you read a god-damn book?

34 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-12-06 10:14 ID:Heaven

I actually agree with >>32 on chinese language having one of the worst writing systems, and I suspect it actually held them down for a long time. But there are probably many dead languages with writing systems even worse. Also I don't know how good chinese is as a spoken language.

35 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-12-06 12:41 ID:Heaven

Written Chinese is cool as hell, especially once you get to phono-semantic characters. Pity that spoken Mandarin sounds horrible!

36 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-12-18 07:46 ID:mqjpBt6j


>impossible to precisely express what I'd like to say.

I know that feel. I think it's because you don't have enough practice in the language. It could happen in english as any other language that is not yours.
I feel really frustrated sometimes to express myself as accurately and precisely in a foreign language comparatively to my native.

>source ?

This post

I want to learn Bulgarian. Anyone here ?

37 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2022-12-21 01:39 ID:U1+l0E4o

Latin. Thank god that it's a dead languge

38 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-01-18 10:03 ID:CHf6J0/u

The worst language is english. it was invented by retards in denial of the fact they are actually german. also shakespeare is trash and you should never read him unless your stick on that one silent hill 3 puzzle

39 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-01-18 10:22 ID:Heaven

Yeah, english isn't a language, it is 3 different languages in trenchcoat standing on each other's shoulders pretending to be one. English sailors "colonised" half of the world at some point, spreading their language in the process. Japanese and chinese are still worse though, you need like tripple the effort to learn those.

Instead of reading Shakespeare, watch this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looking_for_Richard . It is a movie analysis of Richard III (Richard the third) play, explaining what is actually happening in the movie. In short, it is about one guy stealing throne.

40 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-03-02 15:20 ID:Heaven

hebrew. israelis literally made up their own language based on an ancient dialect but has nothing to do with it and sounds and feels more like yid talk, german, and slavic. total fake garbage langauge.

41 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-08-12 17:33 ID:phTmxF5F


>I want to learn Bulgarian. Anyone here ?

Why would one want to do that?

42 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-08-31 00:43 ID:XV2hP427

Latin is beautiful. I am learning it.

>Roma in Italia est.

43 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2023-11-14 03:06 ID:i4FYKc0Z

All the European ones that are shitty diluted versions of pig Latin

Lingua latina?

44 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2024-05-09 19:32 ID:40zeRTvj

Gotta be Arabic for me, it doesn't sound pleasant at all. Very throaty and guttural with a lot of awful consonant combinations.

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