Tackling Tonguing Tough Tongue Twisters!
Today, let’s have some fun with tongue twisters. Besides fun, we can also help ourselves become better at pronunciation. Fun pronouncing to improve pronunciation. Wow!
First, here are a few short ones to warm us up.
Red lorry, yellow lorry
Unique New York
The epitome of femininity
Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
Supposedly, the toughest little tongue twister in the english language is:
“the sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.”
What do you think?
Some well known tongue twisters are “short poems.”
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.
She stood on the balcony, inexplicably mimicking him hiccoughing, and amicably welcoming him home.
Some can be a little “dirty.”
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit; and on the slitted sheet I sit.
One smart fellow; he felt smart. Two smart fellows; they felt smart. Three smart fellows; they all felt smart.
Is there any value to tongue twisters? In other words, other than fun, do tongue twisters help us in any way? Yes!
Teaching poetry to children is one value of tongue twisters. They serve as attention grabbers and help children to keep their focus on the lesson.
When learning another language, tongue twisters may help. They force the mind to concentrate on pronunciation.
Perhaps, the greatest value is “having fun with language.” Learning is a joyous and fulfilling experience. Tongue twisters can make it “funner.” (more fun:-)