Seize jacinthes sèchent dans seize sachets secs.

Seize jacinthes sèchent dans seize sachets secs.

sezz zhaa-saat sesh dah sezz saa-shay seck. Click below to hear this.

Sixteen hyacinths are drying in sixteen dry baggies.

There’s a lot more I could say about this tonguetwister,, but I’m not going to say it, because you’re going to need all the time you can get to practice it.

Once again, as in several of the previous tonguetwisters I’ve posted, it’s the alternation of similar but different sounds: in this case, the /s/, the /z/, the /zh/, and the /sh/, along with nasal and oral sounds that are otherwise identical. Are you ready? Don’t try for speed at first; you might sprain your tongue. Okay, have at it!

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