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Yes and everyone who disagrees is just being woke. I can prove this by inventing a conlang called shriekish which is just shrieking in Morse code. Anything above 110 decibels or the pain threshold for the human ear is considered a dash. Quieter shrieks that don’t cause pain, but are still loud are considered a dot. My language is objectively uglier than any human language and I take pride in that.

All human languages have beauty because they allow us to easily communicate and are easily pronounceable and comprehendable by the native speaker. Languages evolve for beauty to the ears of their speakers. But not all are created equal because some languages vary in purpose and function.

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no, because beauty is subjective

Travis Skaalgard
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The only way this could be the case would be if some sort of objective criteria for beauty could be created based on an aggregate of subjective opinions (like we do with art, where the quality of a piece of art is based on an objective scale made of many subjective opinions). However, no objective standard for the beauty of a language exists, so no.

林嘉铭 ليمْ جيا ميڠ
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Yeah, every language especially the many and various indigenous languages of Australia, Africa, Asia, Americas, is more beautiful than the west europe’s language (including all its mutually unintelligible dialects)

i m curently speaking the sars-cov-english variant

Lvxferre
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Nothing intrinsic; only through subjective associations one might make between the language and something else.

@peppermint@lemmy.ml
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Yes, those you don’t understand.

musicmatze
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Depends on what you define as “beautiful” doesn’t it? I mean… some find LISP-likes nice, others think Haskell is nice, others think Ruby is. IMO just a matter of personal taste!

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An interesting question.

It’s certainly true that some languages or accents sound harsher, and others softer due to the frequency and groupings of consonants and vowels. They might even be considered more masculine or feminine…

But I agree with the other contributors : it’s a matter of personal taste, born out of experience, I guess.

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