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|Question:||I was wondering if there is any information about tongue twisters: if specific phonemes cause confusion, if only certain phonemes can be interchanged, etc. I need information from credible sources. Thank you for your time and help!|
|Reply:||In addition to the article recommended by Dr Cruz-Ferreira, I would add that most tongue twisters feature repetition of identical or nearly identical sounds. I would guess that it's the closeness of the sounds repeating that matters rather than the sounds themselves. One place that collects tongue twisters. http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/index.htm|
|Reply From:||Elizabeth J Pyatt click here to access email|