<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "court" and "coat"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: open-mid back rounded compared with diphthong gliding from mid central unrounded to close-mid central-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="minimal1314.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="ph19.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">court</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>coat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ball</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bowl</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">four</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>foe</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Paul</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pole</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">form</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>foam</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">chord</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>code</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bought</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>boat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shawl</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shoal</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">torn</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tone</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">or</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>oh</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">walk</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>woke</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tore</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>toe</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Lord</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>load</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">call</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>coal</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">called</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cold</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">door</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dough</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">chalk</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>choke</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hall</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hole</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">stall</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stole</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shore</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>show</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>