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Minimal pairs involving vowel sounds:
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'''Minimal pairs involving vowel sounds:'''
  
 
/I//i:/
 
/I//i:/
 
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{| class="wikitable"
sit-seat
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|sit-seat
 
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|bit-beat
bit-beat
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|lick-leak
 
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|fill-fel
lick-leak
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|}
  
 
/e//e/
 
/e//e/
 
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{| class="wikitable"
met-mat
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|met-mat
 
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|led-lad
led-lad
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|men-man
 
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|shell-shall
men-man
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|}
 
 
shell-shall
 
  
 
/u//u:/
 
/u//u:/
 
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{| class="wikitable"
full-fool
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|full-fool
 
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|pull-pool
pull-pool
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|soot-suit
 
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|
soot-suit
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|}
  
 
10//2:/
 
10//2:/
 
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{| class="wikitable"
cot-caught
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|cot-caught
 
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|not-nought
not-nought tot-taught
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|tot-taught
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|}
  
 
/a//a:/
 
/a//a:/
 
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{| class="wikitable"
pat-part
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|pat-part
 
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|mat-mart
mat-mart
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|cat-cart
 
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|}
cat-cart
 
  
 
/1//e/
 
/1//e/
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{| class="wikitable"
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|pin-pen
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|bid-bed
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|bill-bell
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|chick-check
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|}
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E1 Ai1
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{| class="wikitable"
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|Fan - fern
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|had-heard
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|bad-bird
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|jam-germ
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|}
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e1/a1
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{| class="wikitable"
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|fail-file
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|main-mine
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|lake-like
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|late-light
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|}
  
pin-pen
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e1/c1
 
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{| class="wikitable"
bid-bed
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|bail-boil
 
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|grain-groin
bill-bell
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|paint-point
 
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|ail-oil
chick-checkಆನಂದ ದೇವರಾಜ್, [30.12.19 11:23]
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bad-bird
 
 
 
jam-germ
 
 
 
had-heard
 
 
 
way-ur
 
 
 
fail-Sile
 
 
 
lake-like
 
 
 
late-light
 
 
 
auw-urew
 
 
 
bail-boil
 
 
 
paint-point
 
 
 
po-jre
 
 
 
Uro8-ue
 
 
 
/ce/1ne/
 
 
 
whole-howl
 
 
 
though-thou
 
 
 
load-loud
 
 
 
asnou-asou
 
 
 
/es//en/
 
 
 
tour-tier
 
 
 
sure-sheer
 
  
ad-ood
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au/au
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{| class="wikitable"
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|whole-howl
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|Rose-rouse
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|thought-thou
 +
|load-loud
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|}
  
aJaw-Joouu
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/ ue/ie
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{| class="wikitable"
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|poor-pier
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|Tour-tier
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|sure-sheer
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|moor-mere
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Revision as of 06:45, 30 December 2019

Minimal Pairs

Minimal pairs are pairs of words which differ in a single sound.They serve as a drill for

practising sounds.

Minimal pairs involving consonant sounds:

/p//b/

pin-bin pear-bear pan-ban pail-bail
nip-bib tap-tab mop-mob lap-lab

/t//d/

tin-din tear-dare tall-doll ten-den
bat-bad seat-seed let-led tight-tide

/k//g/

key-ghee cot-got come-gum kill-gill
luck-lug lock-log dock-dog wick-wig

/f//v

fan-van fail-veil fast-vast file-vile
leaf-leave life-live safe-save shelf-shelve

/v//w/

VOW-WOW vet-wet vile-while viper-wiper

/0/18/

Teeth-teethe

1s//z/

sip-zip sue-zoo sink-zinc seal-zeal
bus-buzz price-prize lace-laze dose-doze

/s//j1

sip-ship so-show same-shame sin-shin
puss-push sass-lash mess-mesh lease-leash

/tj//d3/

char-jar choose-jews choke-joke
etch-edge batch-badge Lunch-lunge

/z//J1

zip-ship zoo-shoe
was-wash whiz-wish

Minimal pairs involving vowel sounds:

/I//i:/

sit-seat bit-beat lick-leak fill-fel

/e//e/

met-mat led-lad men-man shell-shall

/u//u:/

full-fool pull-pool soot-suit

10//2:/

cot-caught not-nought tot-taught

/a//a:/

pat-part mat-mart cat-cart

/1//e/

pin-pen bid-bed bill-bell chick-check

E1 Ai1

Fan - fern had-heard bad-bird jam-germ

e1/a1

fail-file main-mine lake-like late-light

e1/c1

bail-boil grain-groin paint-point ail-oil

au/au

whole-howl Rose-rouse thought-thou load-loud

/ ue/ie

poor-pier Tour-tier sure-sheer moor-mere