The sweetest indian language ?

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#1 Apr 28th, 2005, 10:10
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Many of you must have criss-crossed India ,and i was curious,and of course IM is the right forum to get an unbiased opinion,

Which is the sweetest indian language (in your humble opinion) ??

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#2 Apr 28th, 2005, 10:12
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I love the sound of Bengali...
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I have to agree with WWUSA...Bengali is so sweet....but My only friend from India is Bengali.... It sounds so much like music or poetry....~
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#4 Apr 28th, 2005, 10:31
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Sundara Telugu.

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Urdu without a doubt! I courted my wife with Urdu couplets. The Bengali poetry didn't strike her fancy which may be a reflection on my skills in that language..
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Talking Haven't Heard Enough

I only heard Malayalam, Tamil, & Hindi. I would have to hear more Indian languages to select the sweetest
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Malayalam definitely has a quaint musical quality which, although totally incomprehensible (to me at least), is a pleasure to listen to.
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I side with lonelyaztec, 1 vote for Telugu.
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GOAN, especially the phrase, "Come and have a butchers at my stall, were as cheap as chips"
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Lightbulb Fyi

The phrase "sundara telugu" or "beautiful telugu" , was actually coined by a tamil poet/writer Bharathi.


Just for info , plz don't let this influence you opinions


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Originally Posted by lonelyaztec Sundara Telugu.

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#11 Apr 28th, 2005, 11:27
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First of all, not many IMers are from India.. but then

Most north indian languages are similar though not same, so are south indian. A kannada person can reasonably understand two bystanders speaking Tamil. Same with a gujarati with two bangla bystanders. North and Sound indian languages are entirely different. Northern ones are Aryan, southern are dravid.
Instead of 'what language you like most', the post should have been 'do you like south indian languages or north'?

As for me, I find myself lucky in being from a place that borders north and south indian languages (or Aryan vs. Dravidian). I am glad I understand almost all 'official' languages.

I am Kannada/Marathi mix, and I like both. However, over the years, I have had an opportunity to learn several other languages, by virtue of being in those states or by having friends/relatives who spoke those, like Telugu, Tamil, Bangla.

Above all, I must admit, that I haven't seen a more complex, intriguing, and a beautiful language than Saunskrut (or Sanskrit) which I had an opportunity as a child to learn.
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Kashmiri.

I loved the sound of this soft language used by the shikarawallahs, houseboat owners; shopkeepers, etc. during my holiday in Srinagar in 1980. Its sweetness still rings in my ears from time to time.

When will I be able to hear it again ? In Kashmir ?? With the same sweetness ???

And sorry adihere, for not adhering to your request for Indians to refrain from answering !
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Thumbs up Mother toungue

Canít be anything other than own Mother tongue.

My mother tongue is Bengali, (I find it) the sweetest language of the universe. Other than Bengali Iíll vote for Lucknow style Hindi, which is blended with Urdu and the accent is also very interesting and sweet.

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Hate to admit but I'd go with Telugu. then followed by sanskrit spoken in the more musically south Indian way rather than staccato way up north. You'd notice this if you hear the recital of hymns in temples in hte North & South. Though, someone well versed in Sanskrit should be able explain why this is so.
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Well this rule has been broken badly:
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