Lorut

Ärrän kierrän orren ympäri ja ässän pistän taskuun. Vieraskielisten lorujen ymmärtäminen on yksi kielen hallitsemisen monista aspekteista. Hieman oudolta kuulostavat lorut saavat kielen solmuun:

  • Combien de sous sont ces saucissons-ci? Ces saucissons-ci sont six sous (French): “How much are these sausages here? These sausages here are six cents”.
  • Zwei schwarze schleimige Schlangen sitzen zwischen zwei spitzen Steinen und zischen (German): “Two black slimy snakes sit between two pointed stones and hiss”.

 

Alla joitakin eurooppalaisia suosikkiloruja:

  • Měla babka v kapse brabce, brabec babce v kapse píp. Zmáčkla babka brabce v kapse, brabec babce v kapse chcíp (Czech): ”Grandma had a sparrow in her pocket and the sparrow made a sound. Grandma pressed the sparrow and it died”.
  • Als vliegen achter vliegen vliegen, vliegen vliegen vliegensvlug (Dutch): ”If flies fly behind flies, flies will fly like lightning”.
  • Król Karol kupił Królowej Karolinie korale koloru koralowego (Polish): ”King Karl bought Queen Caroline coral-colored bead”.
  • Far, Får får får? Nej, inte får får får, får får lamm (Swedish): ”Father, do sheep have sheep? No, sheep don't have sheep, sheep have lambs”.
  • W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie (Polish): "In the town of Szczebrzeszyn a beetle buzzes in the reeds".

Englanninkielisiä loruja:

  • How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck all the wood that he could if a woodchuck could chuck wood
  • Sister Sue sells sea shells. She sells sea shells on shore. The shells she sells. Are sea shells she sees. Sure she sees shells she sells
  • You've known me to light a night light on a light night like tonight. There's no need to light a night light on a light night like tonight, for a night light's a slight light on tonight's light night

 

Lyhyet lausahdukset alkavat helposti kuulostaa loruilta, jos niitä toistaa nopeasti monta kertaa peräkkäin (kokeile vaikka):

  • Thin Thing
  • French Friend
  • Red Leather, Yellow Leather
  • Unique New York
  • Sometimes Sunshine
  • Irish Wristwatch
  • Big Whip


The original concept and examples featured on this page have been provided by Adam Jacot de Boinod