Category talk:Tongue twisters

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can I put french tongue twisters or have I to wait for a french wikiquote ? Koxinga 12:05, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I think that would be okay if translations were provided. —Kalki 12:29, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)
It is really strange to translate these silly sentences... I'm not sure it is very useful but quite funny to do :) Koxinga 15:42, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)
They are funny, and seem to be translated quite well. I might reformat them to match the existing guidelines on translations a bit later today. —Kalki 16:47, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)



How about some mention of just WHAT makes a particular 'twister hard for whom? Reference the "Amidst the mists and coldest frosts..." Just a suggestion.

Any thoughts? Ideas? Serak 21:43, 21 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Another two?[edit]

You might like another two for the collection:

(French) Dino dina, dit-on, du dos d'un dodu dindon. (They say that Dino dined off the back of a fat turkey.)

(Esperanto) C^u s^i c^iam c^u c^io rug^ig^as? (Does she always blush at everything?) Each circumflex should cover the preceding letter, but regrettably computer fonts seem unable to cope with that.

Another two?[edit]

You might like another two for the collection:

(French) Didon dina, dit-on, de dix dos dodus de dix dodus dindons. (They say that Dido dined off the ten fat backs of ten fat turkies.)

(Esperanto) C^u s^i c^iam c^e c^io rug^ig^as? (Does she always blush at everything?) Each circumflex should cover the preceding letter, but regrettably computer fonts seem unable to cope with that.

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I have added the Esperanto one for you and the circumflexed letters look perfect. Fortunately, there does exist a way how to present them on a computer, and there is one even for such an international environment like WikiQuote is: the solution is Unicode, which includes among others also both uppercase and lowercase forms of the six special Esperanto letters. One just has to know how to present them. A good source for info on this is the [Esperanto Wikipedia article on Unicode] Blahma 15:44, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

here is another Tongue Twister in English...

I slid a sheet, a sheet I slid, oh how a slidding sheet was it!

The Leith Police[edit]

This tongue twister expands to:

The Leith police dissmisseth us, I'm thankful sir to say, The Leith Police dismisseth us, They thought we sought to stay, The Leith Police dismisseth us, We both sighed sighs apiece, And the sighs we sighed as we waved goodbye, Was the size of the Leith Police.

Split up page[edit]

Would it be a good idea to split up this page (by language), putting all twisters under category "Tongue twisters"? The page is getting long, and is likely to only get longer if more languages are added. 128.139.226.36 15:38, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Done. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:12, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Swahili Category[edit]

How do I add the Swahili Tongue Twisters to this?Limoke oscar 10:52, 4 October 2011 (UTC)