<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "four" and "fur"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: open-mid back rounded 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="minimal1019.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph10.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">four</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fur</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">court</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>curt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">all</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>url</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pore</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>purr</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">form</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>firm</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">chord</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>curd</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sport</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>spurt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">whore</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>her</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">torn</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>turn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">or</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>err</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">walk</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>work</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thawed</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>third</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">horse</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hearse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">short</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shirt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">warm</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>worm</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hoard</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>heard</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bored</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bird</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Paul</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pearl</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">store</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stir</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ward</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>word</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>