Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. bl_v
    Guest
    #1

    need a limerick

    Hi, guys!

    I do hope you can help me!

    I need a good linerick or two to practice English pronounciation - the sounds represented by "th" in writing, to be more precise.

    I have just spent about half an hour searching the Internet for one but I have found none that would have a lot of "th" in it not just one or two.

    Please!.... )


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: need a limerick

    You may have to write your own!

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #3

    Re: need a limerick

    I was just as unlucky. Anglika has a good idea. You could... make one up: Limericks. If you do, make sure the words you choose have /th/ in all positions: word-initially, word-finally, word-medially; e.g, thy, thigh; breath, breathe; mouth (noun), mouth (verb), either, ether; wreath, wreathe; this'll, thistle, and many more.



    There are also tongue twisters:

    First start with :

    - Three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts. Now if three thin thieves thought a thousand thoughts, how many thoughts did each thief think?

    After you master that one, move on to :

    - That which is theirs is neither more nor less than that which is thine.

    After you master both those above, start mixing and :

    - This thing and that thing are better than those things. (easy for native speakers, but not so easy for none natives).

    - The thin thief went through that thicket over there.


    If you really want to get tricky, add /t/ and /d/...

    - A thorn adorned a thicket.

    - If you buy a ticket to see the thicket, you get a thorn to adorn your thicket ticket.

    [Just a reminder: the "th" in the word "clothes" is silent].



    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 556
    #4

    Re: need a limerick

    If you're sharing "th" tongue twisters, don't leave out my favorite:

    Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle-sifter,
    in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
    thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.
    Now, if Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle-sifter,
    in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
    thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb,
    see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
    thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.
    Success to the successful thistle-sifter!


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 71
    #5

    Re: need a limerick

    Delmobile!

    Wow!


    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 556
    #6

    Re: need a limerick

    I've been hearing Daffy Duck in my head ever since I posted... :)

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 570
    #7

    Re: need a limerick

    and don't forget the tricky smelly Thames [t]


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 71
    #8

    Re: need a limerick

    tricky smelly Thames?

    Can you post it - the whole of it?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 570
    #9

    Re: need a limerick

    That's not a limerick. You looked for th words ?; you have been given excellent samples . However I thought interesting the idea of adding an exception in the flow of TH words and Thames works as such for it is pronounced [teims].
    Sorry if you are somewhat disappointed.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 71
    #10

    Re: need a limerick

    I know, I know how "Thames" is ponounced.
    I was just wondering may be it is also something suitable to practice pronounciation - some other sounds.

    The Examples are very good! Yes.
    Especially about the Thistle.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •