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    Glizdka is offline Senior Member
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    I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    This my shot at a popular tongue twister, with a little twist in it.

    Have I made any mistakes in pronunciation? How could I improve?

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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Very good. I'd aspirate the /wh/, but that's not done in most dialects. It would add another challenge.
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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Very good. I'd aspirate the /wh/, but that's not done in most dialects. It would add another challenge.
    Like this?

    After a dozen of takes, that's the fastest I can go.

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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    Like this?

    After a dozen of takes, that's the fastest I can go.
    The volume was too low for me to hear it.
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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Oops! I had my mic set to 30%.

    This should be loud enough.

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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    You successfully aspirated the second /hw/. This is something you can work on for fun. Given that most native speakers don't aspirate "wh", it's obviously not at all necessary for comprehensibity.
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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You successfully aspirated the second /hw/. This is something you can work on for fun. Given that most native speakers don't aspirate "wh", it's obviously not at all necessary for comprehensibity.
    I just wanted to accept your challenge. I'll come back with an even more difficult tongue twister.

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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    I may be the only American who can recite "Chrząszcz".
    Last edited by GoesStation; 19-Dec-2020 at 19:49. Reason: Add link.
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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I may be the only American who can recite "Chrząszcz".
    This may well be true. All the szczs are a breeze compared to fthss, though. Or maybe I'm just biased because I was born with it.

    Here's my attempt at "Six, three fifths, and a sixth make six point seven six six six repeating".
    Last edited by Glizdka; 19-Dec-2020 at 19:15.

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    Re: I'd like to know which witch watches the watch with a witch

    Here's my favourite childhood tongue twister:

    Theo Thistler is a thistle sifter.
    He sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles into a sieve of sifted thistles.
    Then he sifted a sieve of sifted thistles into a sieve of unsifted thistles.
    Because Theo Thistler is a thistle sifter.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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