Latin Tongue-twisters

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Latin Tongue-twisters

Post by benissimus » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:12 pm

Tongue-twisters in many languages, including Latin, but not Greek: http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/index.htm
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Post by benissimus » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:21 pm

Oh... there is Greek, but I have no idea whether it is Classical or Modern or if they even distinguished between the two.
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Post by benissimus » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:23 pm

Oi! Where is my brain?! It must be Old Greek because there was a quote by Demosthenes.
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Post by mingshey » Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:33 am

Number 7(Latin) is the famous "Tete roro mama nunu dada tete lala tete."<br />

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Post by benissimus » Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:43 am

Which language is that for Mingshey?<br /><br />I like this one in English: "I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish. "<br />That will test your fluency (and memory) :)
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Re:Latin Tongue-twisters

Post by mingshey » Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:54 am

[quote author=benissimus link=board=16;threadid=638;start=0#5998 date=1063542191]<br />Oi! Where is my brain?! It must be Old Greek because there was a quote by Demonsthenes.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I see some modern phonemes and prepositions. So classical and modern greek are mixed with no distinction there, I would say.<br /><br />Number 26(Greek :)) sounds like this in modern pronunciation:<br /><br />i spani ispani is pani ispaniko, is paniko ispaniko ezografoon.

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Post by Keesa » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:13 pm

Neat site! I love tongue twisters...I did pretty well on the wish to wish one, but some of the others are HARD! ;D<br /><br />Keesa
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Post by benissimus » Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:17 pm

Some of the evil ones are designed to make you swear. My great-grandmother taught me this one:<br /><br />I slit a sheet<br />A sheet I slit<br />Upon a slitted sheet I sit<br /><br />Say it three times :)
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Re:Latin Tongue-twisters

Post by Keesa » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:14 pm

But don't say it three times fast out loud! :P<br /><br />Keesa
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