<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "bet" and "bat"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: Cardinal Vowel no. 2 close-mid front unrounded compared with raised open 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="minimal0205.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph02.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph03.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bet</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pen</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pan</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">men</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>man</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">head</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>had</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">said</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sad</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">guess</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gas</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">letter</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>latter</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">better</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>batter</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dead</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dad</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Ken</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>can</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pet</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hem</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ham</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">set</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pedal</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>paddle</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bend</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>band</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lend</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>land</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">kettle</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cattle</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">peck</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pack</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">vet</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">send</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sand</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>