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Schlagwort: Tongue twisters

Lips of Babel

Zungenbrecher in verschiedensten Sprachen.

The photographer Elle Muliarchyk grew up speaking half a dozen languages, from Czech to Vietnamese (her father was a diplomat and her mother was a journalist and a linguist), and during a brief career as a model she picked up some French and Italian.

„‚Tongue twisters are something we all have from childhood,‘ Muliarchyk says, adding that they often say a lot about their culture of origin. One from Nigeria translates as ‚Lady Seamstress, why are you so sad? Did a hen lay an egg on the dress you just made?‘ while another, from India, says, ‚A husband slapped his wife for no apparent reason.'“

(Direktlink, via Book of Joe)

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