Tricky Tongue Twisters

For the month of April, Union’s learners have been challenged to tackle three different tongue twisters in, respectively, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English that weave together a wonderment of words designed to twist the tongue.

The competition will see Union’s young lovers of alliteration attempt to say these terrifically tough tongue twisters for a cash reward!

We wish our learners all the best as they push their linguistic and articulation skills to the limit!

The isiXhosa tongue twister reads as follows: “Iqaqa liziqikaqika kuqaqaqa laqawuka uqoqoqo” which loosely translates into English as “The skunk rolls over in the grass and sprains its windpipe”;

The Afrikaans tongue twister reads as follows: “Grys, grillerige goggatjies grawe graag geweldige groot gate”; and

The English tongue twister reads as follows: “Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie”.

Can you say it better?

Watch here how it is done!
Seen here is Grade 7 learner Josh Arends attempting the English tongue twister, “Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie”.
Seen here is Grade 12 learner Vuyo Booysen attempting the isiXhosa tongue twister, “Iqaqa liziqikaqika kuqaqaqa laqawuka uqoqoqo” which loosely translates into English as “The skunk rolls over in the grass and sprains its windpipe”.
Seen here is Grade 7 learner Anna Bouwer attempting the Afrikaans tongue twister, “Grys, grillerige goggatjies grawe graag geweldige groot gate”.
CAN YOU DO BETTER?