<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - the closing diphthong in "boy"</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: consonant sounds"> <META name="keywords" content="English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,diphthong,boy,vowel sounds,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="minimal1617.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Closing diphthong</b><font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><img src="ph15.gif"></p> <p>The lips are rounded in the start position <img src="ph10.gif">; they spread as the jaw moves and the tongue rises to finish in a slight smile: <img src="ph01.gif"></p> <p><b>Underline the syllables of the words containing the vowel sound <img src="ph15.gif"> as in the word "boy". Then read the words aloud.</b></p> adenoid adjoin adroit ahoy android annoy annoyance anoint appoint appointee appointment avoid avoidable avoidance ballpoint boil boiler boisterous bon voyage Boulogne boy boycott boyfriend boyhood boyish broil broiler buoy buoyancy buoyant cashpoint celluloid Centrepoint checkpoint choice coy Croydon deploy deployment destroy destroyer Detroit Deutsche Mark devoid disappoint disappointment disjointed disloyal disloyalty Dordogne Dostoevsky embroidery embroil employ employee employer employment endpoint enjoin enjoy enjoyable enjoyment envoy epicycloid equipoise exploit exploitation exploitative exploitive flamboyance flamboyant foible foil foyer Freud Gascoigne Goya groin Illinois join joiner joinery joint joist joy Joyce joyful joyless joyous joyride joystick lawyer loin loincloth loiter loyal loyalist loyalty Lloyd Webber moist moisten moisture moisturise noise oil oilseed oilskin oily oink ointment oyster pinpoint playboy ploughboy plowboy ploy poignancy poignant point pointed pointless poise poison poisonous powerpoint rejoice rejoinder Reuter rheumatoid roister Roy royal royalism royalty Savoy Sawyer sirloin soil solenoid soy soya soybean spheroid spoil spoilsport standpoint steroid subsoil tabloid tenderloin thyroid tinfoil toil toilet toiletry Tolstoy tomboy topsoil toy toyboy toyshop Troilus Troy tuberculoid turmoil turquoise typhoid unemployment unspoilt viceroy viewpoint voice voiceless voicemail void voyage voyager voyeur voyeurism voyeuristic <p><b>Using words from the above list, make sentences containing several examples of the sound <img src="ph15.gif"> and read them aloud.</b></p> <p><b>EXAMPLE</b>: Joyce's boyfriend, a lawyer from Detroit, took her to Goya exhibitions and dined with her at The Savoy.</p> </body> </html>