Word Ways

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Vowel Twisters


Tomoyuki Tanaka


Tongue twisters ("Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" or "She sells sea shells by the sea shore") typically challenge the ability to produce consonants. I devised some sentences that test the control of soft palate to produce vowels. Arnold Schwarzenegger would probably have more trouble with these "vowel twisters."