Tongue Twisters

 

Irish Tongue Twisters

Try seeing how good you are at reading out some of these tongue twisters. Better still, record your efforts and send them in to us. We'll post them up on this web site so you can show off to all your friends how good you are!

Sent in by Irene:

An bhfacha tú an bacach, nó an bhfacha tú a mhac?
Ní fhaca mé an bacach is ní fhacha mé a mhac,
ach dá bhfeicfinnse an bacach nó dá bhfeicfinnse a mhac,
ní bhacfainn leis an bacach is ní bhacfainn lena mhac!

Did you see the oaf or did you see his son?
I didn't see the oaf nor did I see his son,
but if I should see the oaf or should I see his son,
I'd ignore the oaf and I'd ignore his son!

Links to other Irish Tongue Twisters:

Bhí bean ag Joe
Tá sicín ina seasamh sna sneachta lá siocha.
Tá ceann tuí ar trí thigh atá thíos le taobh na toinne.
Tá neascóid ar ioscad an easpaig.
D'ith damh dubh ubh amh ar neamh.
Arsa Doug beag bog: "Rug gob beag bog gog beag bog.
Bhí Joe ag bean Joe agus bhí banjo ag Joe.
Go mbéadh seacht shliocht ag sliocht do shleachta.
Ná bac le mac an bhacaigh is ní bhacfaidh mac an bhacaigh leat.
Meallann muilte Dé go mall ach meallann siad go mion.
Bhi an bhean bheag bhocht bhreoite bruite leis an bfuacht.
Rinne Máire gáire gan náire ag an fhaire i nDoire anuraidh.
Thabhairfainn gal don té ...
Tá ailt ata ar ioscaid an easpaig.