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Russian tongue twisters

Anthony O'Neill Anthony O'Neill (0) on 05/10/13

What Russian tongue twisters are popular? I'd love to practice them because I think they're always fun to learn.

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Oh, there are lot of them, and I love tongue twisters!

These are only there of them (If you need more, let me know :)). I'll record their slow and quick versions.

От топота копыт пыль по полю летит.

На дворе трава, на траве дрова. Не руби дрова на траве двора.

Карл у Клары украл кораллы, Клара у Карла украла кларнет.

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Nate Hill Nate Hill (2) on 05/10/13

These sound really difficult, but you say them so well!

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 06/10/13

There are some tips how to learn tongue twisters (in any language :)). You can begin with the first part of one of them and learn its slow version by heart. As soon as you overlearn it, you can try to pronounce it a little bit quickly, then more and more quickly. It's not so difficult. For example, the first tongue twister. От топота копыт пыль по полю летит. (Ot topota kopyt pyl po polyu lyetit.) In Russian, the unstressed 'o' is pronounced like 'ah'. So, the pronunciation of this tongue twister is the following: At topata kapyt pyl po palyu lyetit. The 'l' sound is softer than in English, it's more similar to the Spanish 'lh' sound. The most difficult sound (and letter) is 'ы'. How to pronounce it is a different question :).
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it's not correct.

u must say: at TOpata kaPYT, pyl pa POlyu lyetit :)

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Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 09/10/13

Vladimir, in our usual speech we'd say 'pa pOlyu', but in tongue twisters, like in poems, the usual stress quite often changes. So, 'pO palyu' is correct in this case.

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