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Personally, I don't like Russian a lot but it's not really because it's rough.
Being Swiss, I'm glad nobody said Swiss haha :-). Probably nobody knows what it sounds like except from the German guy. But since I am as Swiss person also native at German, I am a little sad that so many people find German a rough language. Since I study linguistics, I agree partially but I also have to say that it has a lot to do with whether you are a native German or not. German is actually a very, very beautiful language, linguistically speaking. And no, this has nothing to do with patriotism ;-). I've just talked about this with my girlfriend who is learning German as a foreigner yesterday. To people who don't know German, it may just sound ugly. But the better you get at German, the more you can see its charm. There's a reason why so many thinkers and philosophers have been German in the past centuries. German is absolutely excellent language to think and to express your thoughts, much more so than English for example. German is an exceptionally exact language. One example for this are the "trennbare Verben", the splittable verbs. In German, many verbs can have a large variety of prefixes. This way, e. g. the root verb "halten" means something very different than "behalten", which again means something very different than "erhalten" or "zuhalten" or "verhalten" or "enthalten" or "aufhalten" or "anhalten" or "durchhalten" or "mithalten" or "vorhalten" or "vorenthalten" etc. (there's probably more but these are the ones I can think of at the moment). In English , you'd have to use a different word for each of these meanings and yet, you'd never come as close as German does. A further "beauty" of German is that because it is so archaic (which is also why people think it sounds rough), it's an extremely straight forward language. When you dissect words in German, you notice that the meaning and the form are the same thing. Example: "enttäuschen" (disappoint). "täuschen" means to believe something wrongly or deceive somebody. The prefix "ent" means that something is being stopped. So "enttäuschen" is the end of believing something nice. You wrongly believe that your partner is faithful but then you learn that she cheated on you. The "Täuschung" (wrong belief) is gone, so you are "ent-täuscht" (disappointed). This kind of beautiful word plays only work in German. In English , form and meaning are usually different (especially for Latinate words).1