<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "bet" and "but"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: Cardinal Vowel no. 2 open-mid front unrounded compared with Cardinal Vowel no. 6 open-mid back unrounded"> <meta name="keywords" content="cardinal,vowel,British,English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,front,vowels,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </head> <html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: vowel sounds - front and central"> <META name="keywords" content="English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,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="minimal0211.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="ph05.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>but</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">net</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>nut</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hem</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hum</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">said</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sud</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sex</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sucks</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">better</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>butter</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wren</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>run</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Ben</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bun</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">trek</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>truck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Steff</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stuff</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">leg</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>lug</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Ben</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bun</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dead</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dud</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">send</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sunned</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bed</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bud</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Fen</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fun</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rest</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rust</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ten</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ton</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pedal</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>puddle</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hemp</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hump</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>