Hello everyone! I found a video about Tongue Twisters from around the world: https://youtu.be/k5RNk0zLwmo
This has inspired me to make a discussion about Tongue Twisters! What I want you to do is write down your favorite tongue twister in any language you want! Tell me why it's your favorite... is it because its hard to say or because it sounds nice or for whatever reason, explain why you like that particular tongue twister.
Here is an example of how I want you to write it down -
First, write the language you chose. Second, write the tongue twister in that language. Finally, write the reason why you chose that languages' tongue twister.
Thank you! I hope you guys enjoy this discussion. XD
Betty Botta bought some butter; “But,” said she, “this butter’s bitter! If I put it in my batter It will make my batter bitter. But a bit o’ better butter Will but make my batter better.” Then she bought a bit o’ butter Better than the bitter butter, Made her bitter batter better. So ’twas better Betty Botta Bought a bit o’ better butter.
My favorite tongue twister is in Romanian: Oaia aia e a ei, eu i-o iau!
The reason why it's my favorite is because it consist of only VOWEL sounds! I think that it's pretty unique considering it's the only language with a vowel tongue twister. It can be pretty trippy especially for a foreigner trying to say it.
Here is a video of foreigners trying to say some Romanian tongue twisters: https://youtu.be/PSQLN9w-5n0 it's really funny if you know the language.
German - Schnecken erschrecken, wenn Schnecken an Schnecken lecken, weil zum Schrecken vieler Schnecken, Schnecken nicht schmecken.
Very interesting and weird tongue twister. Means "snails get scared, when snails lick snails, because to the dismay of many snails, snails don't taste good."
My Favorite tongue twister is:
Love is a feeling you feel, when you are going to feel the feeling you never felt before!
The reason I love this so much is because the message is so true. Also, I love how the "f" sounds really make this tongue twister sound soft and Flowing. I literally mesmerized this tongue twister and always challenge someone to repeat after me. This one's a Fun one try it!
P.S. you have to say Fast... Get it! FAFAFA
tell the tale of William tell who tells the tale of tales to tell (say it FAST) Q: if 2 witches watched 2 watches, which witch would watch which watch? A: the witch, which watched the 1st watch, will watch the watch that the right witch watched! and the watch watched by the wet witch will watch the watch that's watching the witches! (I made these up)
Some of my favourite ones are as follows:
Gore gore gore gore, neg' što gore gore dolje. /Горе горе горе горе, нег' што горе горе доље --> (Bosnian, Serbian or Croatian)
Na vrh brda vrba mrda./На врх брда врба мрда. --> (again BHS language)
Der Zweck hat den Zweck den Zweck zu bezwecken; wenn der Zweck seinen Zweck nicht bezweckt, hat der Zweck keinen Zweck! --> German
Tonton, ton thé t'a-t-il ôté ta toux? --> French
Si ton tonton tond ton tonton, ton tonton sera tondu par ton tonton. --> French.
And many more, but those came first to my mind.
The most known Hebrew one is "שרה שרה שיר שמח, שיר שמח שרה שרה" It's pronounced "sara shara shir same'ach shir same'ach shara sara" It's really funny to hear people struggling with the s and sh sounds
My favorite English one is the tale of three witches in a room with three watches in it. So the question is "which witch is watching which watch"? It's just really fun to say:)
This Swedish one: Sju sjösjuka sjömän sköttes av sju sköna sjuksköterskor. Seven seasick sailors were nursed by seven beautiful nurses.
I love this one because it takes advantage of the already difficult to pronounce Swedish "sj" sound. Here's a link to what it's supposed to sound like:
My personal favorite (in English) goes like this:
I am a mother pheasant plucker.
I pluck mother pheasants.
I am the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker
To ever pluck a mother pheasant.
I am not the mother pheasant plucker.
I am the mother pheasant plucker's son.
I will continue plucking mother pheasants
Until the mother pheasant plucking day is done.