A nasal voice is a voice that travels through the nose. This puts lots of resonance from the nose into the speaking voice. Some people consider the nasal qualities to be unpleasant.

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  1. Gergely March 24, 2016 at 01:06 - Reply

    Jade, sorry for little bit off topic. I am curious whether the hungarian sounds like turkish, because people say, to a certain extent it does, but I don’t know. For example a hungarian – kind of introvert – song below.
    I have recently translated it to English, just for fun, I share it with you if you like. It is a story about how an angel feels in a city on the Earth.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cScEeqAZgUE

    • Jade Joddle March 24, 2016 at 06:53 - Reply

      Perhaps they mean that Hungarian music in some cases sounds like Turkish music because they are judging only according to songs they have heard. To my ears Hungarian is a distinctly European language, maybe it has a Slavic influence too, I don’t know. Turkish is a completely different language and I don’t hear similarities. I recently listened to a speech by the Hungarian president so I can compare normal spoken Hungarian. Moderation note: next time don’t write off topic questions in the comments section.

      • Gergely March 24, 2016 at 22:52 - Reply

        I think you are right.
        It’s nice that you listened to Viktor’s speech, he and David have some common views. They even refer to each other this way, by first names.
        By the way, David also has a clear, well understandable accent, not by coincidence obviously.

        • Jade Joddle March 25, 2016 at 07:49

          David loves the EU cabal so I don’t think he and Viktor are quite on the same page.

  2. Gergely March 24, 2016 at 00:42 - Reply

    I also consider nasal voice to be unpleasant, especially a kind of American accent is so nasal that can’t be understood – however native English speaking people certainly understand this accent as well.
    It seems to me that the American English lost essential elements of the English, the rhythm changed to annoying singing, but it’s only my opinion, I am not a professional.

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