What's the worst language? (19)

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.

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