<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "thin" and "sin"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless dental fricative compared with voiceless alveolar fricative."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,dental,fricative,fricatives,voiceless,alveolar,fricative,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="minimal3024.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="ph31.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thin</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sin</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thick</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sick</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thought</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sort</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">theme</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>seem</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thong</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>song</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thigh</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sigh</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thorn</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sawn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thumb</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>some</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thud</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sud</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Perth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>purse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">faith</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>face</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">kith</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>kiss</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">north</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Norse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">worth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>worse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">mouth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>mouse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fourth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>force</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">path</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>pass</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pith</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>piss</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">growth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>gross</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">youth</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>use <i>(noun)</i></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>