Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tongue Twisters

It's hard to get more multilingual than this site!
2750 entries in 108 languages!

I have many favorites. This one for example is good fun:

I am a mother pheasant plucker,
I pluck mother pheasants.
I am the best mother pheasant plucker,
that ever plucked a mother pheasant!

Just don't say it in front of your mother...

And this one's not easy to say three time fast either:

Six thick thistle sticks.

But what's really great fun is to try some of the ones in a language you do not know!

I was fascinated by the Chinese ones. I'll have to print them out and bring my tape recorder with me the next time I eat in a Chinese restaurant!

Click this link find out what it sounds like!

And there's something really special about this Danish one:

A æ o æ ø i æ å, æ a!

You'll have to click here for the translation...

By the way the tongue twister on the T-shirt is a famous Czech one with no vowels that translates roughly as "Stick your finger down your throat".

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