Top Ten Indo-European Languages Alive Today

darthvadern
For now, languages is an obsession of mine, and I am planning on learning a lot of languages from now on, including french, lithuanian, russian, turkisk and esperanto. So, why not make a language-related list for once? I did a list about the top ten words for left and right in different languages a while ago but now I'm going to do another type of language list. The top ten indo-european languages currently alive, so with that being said, here's the list.

The Top Ten

1 French French

In my opinion, this easly tops my list. I mean, I think we've all heard french at least once in our lifetime. The language of love, the best language in the world, in my opinion. I mean the sounds in this language. French sounds so beautiful and polished it's amazing. It's big downside is that it may sound a bit arrogant when idiots use this language, but otherwise everything about this language just sounds so polished. The grammar, isn't too difficult either Yeah it can get hard at times but overall it's not too shabby or frustrating. It's amazing. For me french tops the list. I am currently studying this language and it's an amazing one in my opinion. It easly tops this list in my opinion. - darthvadern

2 Russian Russian Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

I'm not a fan of most slavic languages like the western and southern ones. The eastern branches of slavic languages are amazing sound so cute and awesome for me. The eastern branches are for example russian, belarusian and ukrainian. I haven't really listened to ukrainan or belarusian but they're similar to russian from what I believe. And russian is just so awesome. They use the cyrillic alphabet instead of the latin one (which is actually more simple than the latin alphabet to an extent), and the sounds of this language is amazing. It sounds to cute and lovely for me. Russian is a top language for me. - darthvadern

3 Lithuanian Lithuanian

The baltic languages sound so interesting and different compared to the rest of the indo-european languages. For that matter, the balto-slavic languages as whole. While the slavic languages are closer to the indo-iranian languages, the baltic languages are overall better in my opinion. Unfortunately only two of them have survived. Lithuanian and latvian. Lithuanian is more conservative whereas latvian is more influenced by other languages making it sound like a mix of estonian, russian and lithuanian, no offense to latvians. But because of this, lithuanian is easly my pick of the two languages. As I said, it's much more conservative making it more difficult and interesting and it sounds so nice as well. And as you know I'm half-lithuanian, yet can't speak it, I hope I can learn it soon though. - darthvadern

4 Persian Persian Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

Now I know comparing persian to arabic is like comparing a peach to a saw that's maybe cutting wood in half. But that comparision kinda works. The swedish word for "persian", is "persika", and the swedish word for "persian" is "persiska". Notice that these words are almost identical with each other. And to be fair, it might not just be a coincidence. Peaches are soft and juicy, and the persian language itself sounds so soft and juicy as well. Yeah I might be over-exaggerating but yeah it's amazing. - darthvadern

5 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes ...read more.

Portugese sounds like a mix between spanish and russian. I think spanish is decent. I love russian. Therefore portugese has to be somewhere in-between and I chose it to be at number #5. It has a lot of similar sounds to russian, yet it's not actually that related to it, as portugese is a roman language, whereas russian is a slavic language. But you see, it sounds a lot like russian and I really like it. For me portugese is a great language. - darthvadern

6 Italian Italian

Italian isn't necessarily one of my favourites. I still think it's quite a cool language. Italian and spanish sound extremly similar to each other, but italian has a more humourus feel to it whereas spanish sounds just slightly harsher. Most of you know of italian accents thanks to mario and I really like italian accents myself as well. While the language sounds a bit boring, it's pretty cool. - darthvadern

7 Spanish Spanish

It's one of the most famous languages. If you had to pick between spanish, german and french, most people would instantly choose this one. It's the most popular language on the language app Duolingo and in school a lot of people learn this language. I myself find it to be very overrated because of it, and it sounds a bit humourus and annoying at times, but hey, it's still a fairly great language. - darthvadern

8 Armenian Armenian Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the ...read more.

Armenian is an interesting one. The armenian language sounds overall pretty cool but the most fascinating part of armenian is the alphabet. It uses a completely different alphabet, and there's even a monument in Armenia to showcase it and it's cool. Oh and there's two different dialects of armenian. The western and eastern. They don't understand each other too well but otherwise it's not too big of a difference. But, armenian is quite cool in my opinion. - darthvadern

9 Latvia Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.

The other only surviving baltic language out there, along with Lithuania. I mean it's not as conservative or interesting, and it sounds a bit like a mix between russian, lithuanian and estonian, but nevertheless it's still quite cool. I mean those are good languages after all and I really like this langauge anyway. It sounds pretty cool to be honest. - darthvadern

10 Dutch Dutch

Overall the germanic languages aren't really my type unfortunately. They sound a bit bland, plain and boring in my opinion. Dutch is my favourite germanic language because while it's very similar to german which I'm not a fan of, and the sounds are a bit uncomfortable, I still think the sounds are pretty cool and it sounds like a harsher german, but it's actually pretty cool in my opinion. Yeah it's a bit weird but I like dutch. - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 Polish Polish
12 Albanian Albanian
13 English English The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and it's current prime minister is ...read more.
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