An innocent, totally honest, not trying to be racist or anything, just really innocent..
My friends and I were re-watching Meteor Garden some time ago but it was in Mandarin (unlike the Tagalog version it was shown in years back that we grew to love with) and then one dude mentioned that Mandarin sounds ugly. Like, just the sounds and pronunciations and mouth movements, no politics or anything. And then being the typical UP students who never shut up, we went on this conversation (Meteor Garden was forgetten, yeh) and mentioned the languages that also sound ugly.
And in no particular order of what's ugliest or what, these was what came up:
Malay (NOW HOLD YOUR KEYBOARDS, I KNOW I HAVE A LOT OF MALAYSIAN FOLLOWERS)
this one language spoken in Sahara I forgot
Kapampangan (a language spoken mid-north of Luzon, like, just beside Tagalogs)
And nice sounding ones
Ilocano (biased, a language in Visayas, Philipppines)
Chavacano (biased, spoken in South Mindanao Philippines, it's a mix of native tongue and Spanish)
Spanish (cultural bias, as you know..we were all made to believe Romance languages are well, cool)
French (another cultural bias^)
Japanese (I think this is biased too because Japanese and Tagalog kinda sound alike, like, I mean the syllables and stuff)
Korean (I don't think this was very biased, none of the people present in the conversation is a K-pop fan or some thing)
And anyway, now it got me thinking...
How does Tagalog (or Filipino, but Tagalog mostly) sound like to non-speakers? I'm just really curious.