<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "then" and "den"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiced dental fricative compared with voiced alveolar plosive."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,dental,fricative,fricatives,plosive,plosives,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="minimal3032.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph30.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">then</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>den</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thy</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>die</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thee</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Dee</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">there</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dare</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">they'll</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dale</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">breathe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>breed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">breather</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>breeder</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">heather</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>header</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lather</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>larder</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">worthy</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wordy</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Southern</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sudden</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bathe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bade</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Hythe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hide</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lathe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>laid</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">loathe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>load</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">seethe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>seed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">scythe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>side</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wreathe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>reed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">soothe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sued</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">swathe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>suede</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>