Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome to the wonderful world of tongue twisters...

A tongue-twister is a phrase that is deliberately designed to be difficult to articulate properly. While some produce results which are humorous - or humorously vulgar - when they are mispronounced, others simply rely on the embarrasssment of the speaker for their amusement value.

Tongue-twisters may rely on rapid alternation between similar but distinct phonemes, unfamiliar constructs, or other features of a spoken language in order to be difficult to articulate. Many tongue-twisters use a combination of alliteration and rhyme. They have two or more sequences of sounds that require repositioning the tongue between syllables, then the same sounds are repeated in a different sequence. Some tongue-twisters take the form of words or short phrases which become tongue-twisters when repeated rapidly.

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Try seeing how good you are at reading out some of these tongue twisters. Better still, record your efforts and send them in to us. We'll post them up on this web site so you can show off to all your friends how good you are!

Here are a few languages to start you off:
Try seeing how good you are at reading out some of these tongue twisters. Better still, record your efforts and send them in to us. We'll post them up on this web site so you can show off to all your friends how good you are!

Recorded by Sarah:

طربوش تطربشنا به وطربوش ما تطربشنا به قوم يا متطربش وتطربش بالطربوش الذي لم نتطربش به 

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Recorded by Sarah:

خيط حرير على حيط خليل

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

خشبات الحبس خمس خشبات وخشبة

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

جو جده زي جو جيزان

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

لقصمان لبسوا قمصان وأكلوا قرصان

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

طبخنا في مطبخكم طبختنا

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

حــوش خمـيـس خــوش حــوش

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

اب ما فـرملـنا به ودبـاب فرملـنا به

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

طتكم بطت بطن بطتـنا وبطتـنا تقـدر تبط بطن بطتكم لان بطتكم بطت بطن بطتـنا

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

لمشمس دة مش من مشمشكم وكاما المشمش دة مش من مشمشنا

 

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Recorded by Sarah:

شـرشـفـنا مع شـريف وشرشف شـريف زي شـرشـفـنا

 

Arabic Tongue Twisters

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Hungarian Tongue Twisters

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Hungarian: Láttam szőrös hörcsögöt

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Recorded by Angi:

Láttam szőrös hörcsögöt. Éppen szörpöt szörcsögött. Ha a hörcsög szörpöt szörcsög rátörnek a hörcsög görcsök.
I saw a bearded hamster. It was lapping syrup. If a hamster is lapping syrup, it will be seized with a hamster-clamp.
 

Hungarian: Akkor jó a jó hajó

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Recorded by Angi:

Akkor jó a jó hajó, ha jó hajó a jó hajó.
A good boat is good only if it is a good boat
 

Hungarian: Ezt a kertet jól elkáposztástalanítottátok

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Recorded by Angi:

Ezt a kertet jól elkáposztástalanítottátok.
You ate all cabbages from the garden.
 

Hungarian: Sárga bögre

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Recorded by Angi:

Sárga bögre, görbe bögre.
Yellow pot/mug, bent (twisted, dented) pot/mug.


Hungarian: Répa, retek, mogyoró

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Recorded by Angi:

Répa, retek, mogyoró, korán reggel ritkán rikkant a rigó.
Carrot, radish, hazelnut, early morning rarely calls the blackbird.
 

Hungarian: Ádám bátyám

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Recorded by Angi:

Ádám bátyám
pávát látván
száját tátván
lábát rázván
pávává vált.

Uncle Adam seeing a peacock with wide open mouth shaking its leg also turns into a peacock.