<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "coat" and "cot"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: diphthong gliding from mid central unrounded to close-mid central-back rounded compared with Cardinal Vowel no. 5 open back rounded."> <meta name="keywords" content="cardinal,vowel,British,English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,diphthong,back,vowels,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </head> <html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: vowel sounds - open and back"> <META name="keywords" content="English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,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="minimal1920.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph19.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph04.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">coat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cot</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">code</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cod</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rote</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rot</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dote</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dot</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bloke</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>block</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shown</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shone</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cope</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cop</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hope</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hop</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">note</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>not</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">goat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>got</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">road</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rod</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cloak</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>clock</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">smoke</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>smock</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dole</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>doll</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">mope</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>mop</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Pope</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pop</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">goad</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>God</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">soak</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sock</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cope</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cop</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sowed</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sod</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>