<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "fan" and "van"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless labio-dental fricative compared with voiced labiodental fricative."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,labiodental,fricative,fricatives,voiced,voiceless,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="minimal2930.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph27.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph28.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fan</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>van</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fine</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vine</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fear</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>veer</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fault</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vault</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">feign</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vane</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fairy</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vary</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">few</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>view</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fast</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vast</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">off</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>of</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wife</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wive</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">calf</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>carve</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">duff</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dove</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">surf</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>serve</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">half</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>halve</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">leaf</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>leave</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Fife</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>five</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Ref</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Rev</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">safe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>save</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thief</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>thieve</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>