<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "thigh" and "tie"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless dental fricative compared with voiceless alveolar plosive."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,dental,fricative,fricatives,voiced,alveolar,plosive,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="minimal2924.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph29.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph23.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thigh</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tie</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thread</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tread</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thin</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tin</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thorn</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>torn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">theme</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>team</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thug</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tug</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">both</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>boat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">death</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>debt</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">faith</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fate</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fourth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fort</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hearth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>heart</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">berth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Bert</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">heath</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>heat</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">north</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>nought</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">maths</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>mats</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">path</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>part</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Ruth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>root</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tooth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>toot</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ether</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>eater</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Martha</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>martyr</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>