<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "day" and "die"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: diphthong gliding from Cardinal Vowel no. 2 close-mid front unrounded rising slightly towards front-central unrounded compared with diphthong rising from Cardinal Vowel no. 5 open back unrounded to close-mid front-central unrounded."> <meta name="keywords" content="rising,diphthong,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="minimal15diph.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph13.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph14.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">day</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>die</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bay</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>buy</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tape</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>type</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fate</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fight</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pain</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pine</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hate</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>height</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bait</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bite</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lace</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>lice</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lay</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>lie</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">make</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Mike</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Kate</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>kite</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pain</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pine</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">race</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rice</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">may</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>my</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">raise</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rise</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rate</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>right</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tray</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>try</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">raid</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ride</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wade</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wide</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">late</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>light</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>