Filipino accent is Asia’s “sexiest” – survey

Filipino Accent Sexiest in Asia Survey

Gentle, soft and “simply lovely” are the descriptions for the Filipino way to speak their language Tagalog, a new survey published by Big 7 Travel, a content portal on travel, food and hotels, found.

This makes it Asia’s sexiest accent on rank 21 in a top-50 list of worldwide languages ahead of Vietnamese (25th), Indian (26th), Malaysian (39th), Japanese (42nd), Chinese (43rd), Pakistani (43rd) and Thai (48th).

Vietnamese is being described as a tonal language with accent melodiously going up and down, while Malaysian voices are more musical than Thai which is perceived as “is hugely tonal, but not hugely sexy.”

Indian (Hindi) is seen as having an “attractive accent tilt” and to be “fast and easy on the ears,” while Japanese is felt as “gentle and easy-listening” and Chinese (Mandarin) to be “full of varied tones and quite soft.” Pakistani (Urdu), in turn, is similar to Indian, but was not that popular in the survey.

Apart from Turkish (23rd, lauded as having “dialects beautiful to listen to”) and Russian (34th “with short vowels and a strong sound, Russian is clear, direct, and surprisingly sexy”), no other (Eur)Asian languages did make it on the list.

Big 7 Travel said it asked readers to rank accents across the world to find “the world’s sexiest accent for 2019”. The honour went to New Zealand’s Kiwi dialect, which it described as “outrageously charming.”

This was followed by Afrikaans (“unique tones”) and Irish (“lilting”). Rounding out the top five were Italian (“any word in Italian sounds sexy”) and Australian (“pronouncing words long and slow… a real turn on”).

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Gentle, soft and “simply lovely” are the descriptions for the Filipino way to speak their language Tagalog, a new survey published by Big 7 Travel, a content portal on travel, food and hotels, found. This makes it Asia’s sexiest accent on rank 21 in a top-50 list of worldwide languages ahead of Vietnamese (25th), Indian (26th), Malaysian (39th), Japanese (42nd), Chinese (43rd), Pakistani (43rd) and Thai (48th). Vietnamese is being described as a tonal language with accent melodiously going up and down, while Malaysian voices are more musical than Thai which is perceived as “is hugely tonal, but not hugely...

Filipino Accent Sexiest in Asia Survey

Gentle, soft and “simply lovely” are the descriptions for the Filipino way to speak their language Tagalog, a new survey published by Big 7 Travel, a content portal on travel, food and hotels, found.

This makes it Asia’s sexiest accent on rank 21 in a top-50 list of worldwide languages ahead of Vietnamese (25th), Indian (26th), Malaysian (39th), Japanese (42nd), Chinese (43rd), Pakistani (43rd) and Thai (48th).

Vietnamese is being described as a tonal language with accent melodiously going up and down, while Malaysian voices are more musical than Thai which is perceived as “is hugely tonal, but not hugely sexy.”

Indian (Hindi) is seen as having an “attractive accent tilt” and to be “fast and easy on the ears,” while Japanese is felt as “gentle and easy-listening” and Chinese (Mandarin) to be “full of varied tones and quite soft.” Pakistani (Urdu), in turn, is similar to Indian, but was not that popular in the survey.

Apart from Turkish (23rd, lauded as having “dialects beautiful to listen to”) and Russian (34th “with short vowels and a strong sound, Russian is clear, direct, and surprisingly sexy”), no other (Eur)Asian languages did make it on the list.

Big 7 Travel said it asked readers to rank accents across the world to find “the world’s sexiest accent for 2019”. The honour went to New Zealand’s Kiwi dialect, which it described as “outrageously charming.”

This was followed by Afrikaans (“unique tones”) and Irish (“lilting”). Rounding out the top five were Italian (“any word in Italian sounds sexy”) and Australian (“pronouncing words long and slow… a real turn on”).

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