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  • Dutch (Nederlands, Flemish)

    2 4.26%
  • Frisian

    1 2.13%
  • Afrikaans

    0 0%
  • English

    15 31.91%
  • Scots (Lallans, Lowland Scots)

    2 4.26%
  • Low German (Plattdeutsch)

    1 2.13%
  • High German (Hochdeutsch, Standard German, Swiss German)

    9 19.15%
  • Yiddish

    0 0%
  • Danish

    2 4.26%
  • Icelandic

    5 10.64%
  • Norwegian Bokmal

    3 6.38%
  • Norwegian Nynorsk

    0 0%
  • Swedish

    2 4.26%
  • Faroese

    1 2.13%
  • Other living West Germanic language (specify)

    1 2.13%
  • Other living North Germanic language (specify)

    0 0%
  • An extinct Germanic language (specify)

    3 6.38%
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    Regular Member Alcuin's Avatar
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    Being biased, I have to say English. A Yorkshire accent is the best accent, and even better if it's truly dialectal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB3ieNhEsDY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScELaXMCVis

    I'm not sure why German gets such a bad name, I think it's quite beautiful to listen to. Perhaps it's because they're less bothered about telling everyone else how wonderful their language is (something that in my experience seems to be a peculiarly-Romance trait)? Dutch is hideous though. I also like Icelandic, and Danish can be pleasant enough to listen to. Swedish and Norwegian have an unusual intonation that I find off-putting.

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    I vote for Luxembourgish.
    I found this information online:

    "Highland" German), out of which developed Standard German, Yiddish and Luxembourgish. It refers to the Central Uplands (Mittelgebirge) and Alpine areas of central and southern Germany; it also includes Luxembourg, Austria, Liechtenstein and most of Switzerland.

    So, it is considered as high german. You learn new things everyday, ha-ha.
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    Country: Norway



    I voted Icelandic. The grammar feels organised and logical to me, although there are many exceptions. Initially, I thought it would be the granddaddy of Nordic languages, and that learning Icelandic would help with Danish/Norwegian/Swedish but it seems very remote, although some words seem to overlap. I have sort of given up on learning Icelandic at the moment, it's like banging your head against a brick wall. Instead, I am learning Norwegian now and it's a joy, it's so much easier and I can see progress in terms of grammar and vocabulary. By the way, I remember my Dutch teacher in high school saying that Danish was a doddle when you knew Dutch - maybe he had a point.

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