<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "cot" and "caught"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: Cardinal Vowel no. 5 open back rounded compared with open-mid back rounded."> <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="minimal0511.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph04.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph10.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cot</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>caught</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cod</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>chord</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pot</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>port</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">not</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>nought</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shot</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>short</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fox</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>forks</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">spot</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sport</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">knotty</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>naughty</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">odder</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>order</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Don</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dawn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">con</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>corn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sod</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sword</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">stock</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stork</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">nod</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gnawed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">God</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gored</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cock</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cork</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shone</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shawn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">moss</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Morse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">what</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wart</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Scotch</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>scorch</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>