So you think you can talk...

Quick! Stop what you're doing. Say, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickles." That was easy, right? Okay, okay, English doesn't exactly have the best inventory to build tongue-twisters. You want a challenge? There are some languages capable of monstrously nuanced and clustered words. Try these out for size:

  1. xłp̓xwłtłpłłskwc̓ IPA:  [xɬpʼχʷɬtʰɬpʰɬːskʷʰt͡sʼ]. (Nuxálk. "He had had a bunchberry plant.")
  2. gvprckvni IPA: [gʼfpɾʼt͡skvʼnɪʼ]. (Georgian. "You peel us.")
  3. gvbrdḡvnis IPA: [gʼvbɾʼdɣvʼnɪsʼ]. (Georgian. "He tears us.")
  4. shtvrt IPA: [ʃtvr̩tʲ]. (Slovak. "Quarter.")
  5. žblnknutie IPA: [ʒbl̩ŋknutje]. (Slovak. "Clunk;" "flop.")
  6. khghchmtank̕ IPA: [xʁt͡ʃmtɑnkʰ]. (Armenian. "Conscience.")
  7. k̕rt̕mndzhal IPA: [kʰɾtʰmnd͡ʒɑl]. (Armenian. "To grumble.")
  8. opskrbljivanje IPA: [ɔpskr̩bʎiʋaɲɛ]. (BCS. "Victualling.")
  9. skrbstvo IPA: [skrbstʋo]. (Slovene. "Welfare.")
  10. wszczniesz IPA: [fʂt͡ʂɲɛʂ]. (Polish. "You will initiate.")