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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Æxylis » 2009-06-23, 21:04

Eginhard wrote:
linguaholic wrote:If two Swiss witches watched two Swatch watches, witch Swiss witch would watch which Swatch watch?


Three Swiss witch-bitches, which wished to be switched Swiss witch-bitches, watch three Swiss witch Swatch watch switches. Which Swiss witch-bitch, which wishes to be a switched Swiss witch-bitch, wishes to watch which Swiss witch Swatch watch switch.


:lol: hahahaha

this is one I'm coming up with on the spot

cold, calculating cliff-climbers can call collectively and cause calamities in case of crushing crags that could kill...
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Hummfrea » 2009-06-23, 21:46

Here's one where you will be sorry if you mess up.

I slit a sheet.
Upon a slitted sheet I sit.
I am not a fig plucker!
Nor a fig plucker's son!
But, oh, I'll pluck figs 'til the fig plucker comes!

DON'T MESS UP!!
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby 0stsee » 2009-06-23, 22:17

Formiko wrote:For me, it's hard to pronounce ich spreche in German :)

You can say: Ich spreche nicht richtig. :wink:


Indonesian tongue twister:

kuku kaki kakekku kaku-kaku
Ini tandatanganku.

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Levo » 2009-06-24, 0:31

Lalaith en Noldor wrote:
Formiko wrote:I thought the entire Croatian language was a tongue twister :)


What, it sounds that... twisting? :lol:

Another one, with lots of ls and rs: Petar Petru plete petlju. My tongue twists even after saying it once :lol:

If someone wants to try, I assume that lj would be a problem. Lj is pronounced as ll in million ;)

:) This one actually doesn't sound like a tongue-twister for me, but the other one was like that typical sentence Hungarians are afraid of.


Ostsee wrote:kuku kaki kakekku kaku-kaku

:) That sounds exactly like the way Finnish, Japanese and Polynesian sounds like for people in my country.
The funny part is that, for Hungarian ears it sounds close to: "Hey shit, little-shit! Coo-coo, coo-coo!"

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Formiko » 2009-06-24, 8:56

0stsee wrote:
Formiko wrote:For me, it's hard to pronounce ich spreche in German :)

You can say: Ich spreche nicht richtig. :wink:



nicht richtig is not hard for me to pronounce. It's the ich schpreche part. I end up saying
Ischpresche, which is not at all correct :(
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby 0stsee » 2009-06-24, 10:56

Levo wrote:
Ostsee wrote:kuku kaki kakekku kaku-kaku

:) That sounds exactly like the way Finnish, Japanese and Polynesian sounds like for people in my country.
The funny part is that, for Hungarian ears it sounds close to: "Hey shit, little-shit! Coo-coo, coo-coo!"

:) It definitely sounds like Finnish. but Polynesian languages sound different in my ears.

Formiko wrote:
0stsee wrote:
Formiko wrote:For me, it's hard to pronounce ich spreche in German :)

You can say: Ich spreche nicht richtig. :wink:



nicht richtig is not hard for me to pronounce. It's the ich schpreche part. I end up saying
Ischpresche, which is not at all correct :(
:? Who said that? A great number of Germans pronounce ich spreche as ischpresche.
Ini tandatanganku.

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Tukkumminnguaq » 2009-06-24, 12:54

0stsee wrote:
Levo wrote:
Ostsee wrote:kuku kaki kakekku kaku-kaku

:) That sounds exactly like the way Finnish, Japanese and Polynesian sounds like for people in my country.
The funny part is that, for Hungarian ears it sounds close to: "Hey shit, little-shit! Coo-coo, coo-coo!"

:) It definitely sounds like Finnish. but Polynesian languages sound different in my ears.


Sounds like Inuit meaning "Dear pricks, small pricks these are small"
kuluk kakik kakikkuluk kakkukuluk (Inuktitut)

"Unlucky snot, along the snot these are small"
kuku(neq) kakkik, kakkikkut kakkukkuluk(nnguaq) (Kalaallisut)


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Re: tongue twister game

Postby JaneBennet » 2009-06-24, 16:35

    妈妈拉马,马慢,妈妈骂马。
    Mā ma lā mǎ, mǎ màn, mā ma mà mǎ.


    Mother pulls horse, horse slow, mother scolds horse.


    妞妞遛牛,牛拗,妞妞扭牛。
    Niū niu liù niú, niú niù, niū niu niǔ niú,


    Little girl walks cow, cow stubborn, little girl twists cow.

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby jaybee » 2009-06-24, 18:36

it's not really a tongue twister, but i like it :)
one-one was a race horse
two-two was one too
when one one won one race
two-two won one too.


here's one in arabic:

خيط حرير على حيط خرير

EDIT:
Here's the transliteration :D
kheiT Hareer 'ala HeiT khareer.
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby ''' » 2009-06-25, 3:56

can I buy a vowel?
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Æxylis » 2009-06-27, 18:35

hehehehe :lol:
I found an interesting tongue twister on youtube
it's called the lesbian tongue twister :twisted:
it's a little graphic, but it's funny
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby linguaholic » 2009-06-27, 18:40

Oh Lizzy the Lezzy! :D
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby languagefreak » 2009-07-09, 20:55

Two Swedish ones..
Sex laxar i en lax ask.
sju sjösjuka sjömän... don't remember the rest of this one though. :lol:

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Johanna » 2009-07-10, 5:07

languagefreak wrote:Two Swedish ones..
Sex laxar i en laxask.
sju sjösjuka sjömän... don't remember the rest of this one though. :lol:

Särskriv inte :dimwit: ;)

There are a couple of longer versions of the sju sjösjuka ... one, I think the most famous is
Sju sjösjuka sjömän sköttes av sjuttiosju sköna sjuksköterskor på det sjunkande skeppet Shanghai.
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Śrāmaṇera » 2009-11-20, 11:11

I only know a few Icelandic tongue twisters but they're quite challenging...

Þríbrotin blýkringla (has to be said many times and fast)

Hnoðri í norðri verður að veðri þótt síðar verði.


Japanese has a lot of good ones because the language in itself has fewer sounds than any other one maybe, and the same sequence of syllables can sometimes have up to ten or even more meanings...

生麦生米生卵  なまむぎなまごめなまたまご
nama mugi nama gome nama tamago

隣の客は良く柿食う客だ。 となりのきゃくはよくかきくうきゃくだ
            tonari no kyaku wa yoku kaki kuu kyaku da

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby lumiel » 2009-11-20, 14:50

Appilan pappilan apupapin papupata pankolla kiehuu ja kuohuu. ("apupapin papupata" is really hard to say fast. :shock: )

- Kokoa koko kokko kokoon!
- Koko kokkoko?
- Koko kokko.


Tuulan ja Tuulin tuulinen tuuli tuulee talvella täällä ja tuolla.

Yksikseskös istuskelet, itsekseskös yskiskelet? (<--Really hard for me :D)
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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Śrāmaṇera » 2009-11-20, 15:10

Suomen kieli on oikein kaunis.
En tiedä miksi I had that urge to learn it last year and suddenly gave up... I'll try again the day I manage to speak decently Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Maybe in 2076 if I'm still alive then.

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Re: Tongue-twister game

Postby MillMaths » 2011-12-01, 11:00

lumiel wrote:Appilan pappilan apupapin papupata pankolla kiehuu ja kuohuu. ("apupapin papupata" is really hard to say fast. :shock: )

- Kokoa koko kokko kokoon!
- Koko kokkoko?
- Koko kokko.


Tuulan ja Tuulin tuulinen tuuli tuulee talvella täällä ja tuolla.

Yksikseskös istuskelet, itsekseskös yskiskelet? (<--Really hard for me :D)
I've just checked out how Google Translate pronounces these – it's hilarious (especially the koko one). :biglol:


A couple of Spanish tongue twisters:

  • Paco Peco, chico rico, insultaba como un loco a su tío Federico, y éste le dijo: “Poco a poco,
    Paco Peco, poco pico.”
  • Compró Paco pocas copas y, como pocas copas compró, pocas copas Paco pagó.

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Re: Tongue-twister game

Postby MillMaths » 2011-12-01, 18:08

A little English tongue twister I just made up this very moment! :mrgreen:

    Shall the selfish shellfish sell fish?

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Re: tongue twister game

Postby Ashucky » 2011-12-03, 11:03

lumiel wrote:Appilan pappilan apupapin papupata pankolla kiehuu ja kuohuu. ("apupapin papupata" is really hard to say fast. :shock: )

- Kokoa koko kokko kokoon!
- Koko kokkoko?
- Koko kokko.


Tuulan ja Tuulin tuulinen tuuli tuulee talvella täällä ja tuolla.

Yksikseskös istuskelet, itsekseskös yskiskelet? (<--Really hard for me :D)

That's why I love Finnish! Such awesome tongue twisters. :lol:

Here are some Slovene ones:
Iz Jež'ce v Stož'ce čez cesto po rož'ce.

Pešci sčistite cestišče.

Pešec pešači čez peskasto peščišče.

Pikčasta ptička v pikčasti kletki.

Perica reže raci rep. (read this one backwards as well! 8-))
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