<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "coal" and "goal"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless velar plosive compared with voiced velar 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="minimal2728.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph25.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph26.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">coal</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>goal</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">coat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>goat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">course</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gorse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cap</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gap</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">come</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gum</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">core</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gore</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">kill</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gill</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">curl</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>girl</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Kate</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gate</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cold</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gold</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">kilt</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>guilt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">nickel</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>niggle</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">decree</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>degree</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">archive</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Argive</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bicker</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bigger</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">picky</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>piggy</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pick</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pig</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Dick</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dig</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lock</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>log</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dock</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dog</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">duck</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dug</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>