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Welsh Tongue Twisters

1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters © 1996-2018 by Mr.Twister

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Oer yw eira ar Eryri.

Eryri is Welsh for Snowdonia



the longest village name in Britain

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Llongyfarchiadau llanciau Llanelli.


Barf gafr, barf gafr, barf gafr, ...


Mae haerllygrwydd y llywodraeth yn ddychrynllyd.

by Martin Morgan


Pesychwch fel y pesychasoch gynt.


Wel wedodd Wil wrth y wâl, ond na wedodd y wâl wel i Wil.


Rowliodd Lowri lawr y lon.


Gwnaeth Llŷr ap Llew, y llywiwr call
(darllenwr Llyfyrgell Pencelli)
golli'r llwybyr - erchyll wall -
yn Llŷn, Llangollen a Llanelli.


Ydy dy dei du di yn dy dŷ di neu yn dŷ dy dad di?

Rough Translations

  1. up Cold is the snow on Eryri.
  2. up Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave, cf. source.
  3. up Congratulations to the young men of Llanelli (a town in Wales).
  4. up Goat's beard, ...
  5. up The impudence of the government is appaling.
  6. up Cough like you coughed earlier.
  7. up Well said Will to the wall but the wall did not say well to Will.
  8. up Lowri (typical Welsh girl's name) rolled down the road.
  9. up Llŷr son of Llew, the wise navigator,
    (a reader of Pencelli library)
    lost the path - a terrible mistake -
    in Lleyn, Llangollen, and Llanelli.
  10. up Is your black tie in your house or your dad's house?


Maredudd ap Rheinallt, Peter Bailey, Wyn Ellis, Rhian Frost, Mari Llewelyn, Martin Morgan, Jim Rader, Elin Roberts


Ethnologue, Languages of the World: Welsh

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