<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "pull" and "pool"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: clode-mid central-back rounded compared with Cardinal Vowel no. 8 close 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="discculdweak.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph06.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph12.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pull</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pool</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pulled</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pooled</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wood</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wooed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">would</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wooed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">should</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shoed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">could</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cooed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">full</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fool</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">soot</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>suit</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hood</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>who'd</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">look</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Luke</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>