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Shona Tongue Twisters

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

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Vasati vasvika paSvondo, tsvaira masvosve nemutsvairo waSvosve.


Vana vana vana vana vana vana vana vana

Shona is a tonal language - so the "vana" are pronounced differently. Dear Shona native speakers: would you kindly send me a spoken version as a mp3 file?

Rough Translations

  1. up Before they arrive at church, sweep the ants with Svosve's broom.
  2. up 4 children have 4 children who have 4 children


Diana Tsitsi Chigumba, Bright Washe


Ethnologue, Languages of the World: Shona

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Compilation © 1996-2018 by Mr.Twister was last updated on 2018-06-15.