<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "sell" and "sale"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: Cardinal Vowel no. 2 close-mid front unrounded compared with diphthong gliding from Cardinal Vowel no. 2 close-mid front unrounded rising slightly towards front-central unrounded."> <meta name="keywords" content="rising,diphthong,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="minimal0305.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="ph13.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sell</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sale</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bet</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bait</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pen</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pain</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tell</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tale</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">well</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>whale</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">red</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>raid</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fell</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fail</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">get</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gate</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pepper</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>paper</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">edge</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>age</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">debt</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>date</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">gems</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>James</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">let</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>late</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">met</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>mate</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">test</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>taste</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">west</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>waste</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">led</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>laid</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sped</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>spade</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">chest</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>chased</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">men</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>main</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>