<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "ten" and "den"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless alveolar plosive compared with voiced alveolar plosive."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,plosives,stops,British,English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,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="minimal2526.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph23.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph24.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ten</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>den</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tip</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dip</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">town</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>down</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">team</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>deem</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tier</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dear</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">try</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dry</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">trip</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>drip</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">true</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>drew</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">latter</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ladder</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bitter</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bidder</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">whiter</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wider</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hearty</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hardy</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">catty</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>caddy</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Pattie</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Paddy</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cites</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sides</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">putting</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pudding</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">paint</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pained</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">state</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stayed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">set</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>said</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bent</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bend</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Crete</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>creed</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>