<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "thigh" and "die"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless dental fricative compared with voiced 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="minimal2931.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="ph24.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>die</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thread</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dread</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thin</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>din</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thorn</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dawn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">theme</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>deem</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thug</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dug</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Perth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>purred</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">worth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>word</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">faith</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fade</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Keith</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>keyed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bath</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bard</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">berth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bird</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">both</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bode</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">death</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dead</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">deathly</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>deadly</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fourth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ford</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hearth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hard</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">north</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gnawed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">author</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>order</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Cathy</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>caddy</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>