<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "bit" and "bet"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: close-mid front-central lax compared with Cardinal Vowel no. 2 close-mid front unrounded."> <meta name="keywords" content="cardinal,vowel,British,English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,front,vowels,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </head> <body text="#000000" link="#0000ff" vlink="#ff0000" bgcolor="#ffffff"> <p><a href="minimal.html">Index</a> | <a href="index.html">Home Page</a> | <a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1)">Back</a> | <a href="minimal0203.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph01.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph02.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bit</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bet</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">did</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dead</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fill</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fell</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">will</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>well</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rid</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>red</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pit</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Pete</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sit</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>set</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bill</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bell</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">it</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ate</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">six</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sex</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">mint</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>meant</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hid</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>head</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Sid</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>said</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Rick</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wreck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Dick</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>deck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">chick</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>check</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hill</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Hell</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">win</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>when</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tin</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ten</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sinned</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>send</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>