<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "bud" and "bird"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: Cardinal Vowel no. 6 open-mid back unrounded compared with open mid central 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="minimal0612.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph05.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph11.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bud</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bird</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bun</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>burn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fussed</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>first</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shut</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shirt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cub</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>kerb</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ton</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>turn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thud</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>third</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">such</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>search</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tough</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>turf</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Hull</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hurl</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">gull</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>girl</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">stun</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stern</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tum</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>term</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tuck</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Turk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hut</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hurt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">suffer</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>surfer</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">puck</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>perk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">blood</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>blurred</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cull</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>curl</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bust</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>burst</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>