<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 alveolar fricative compared with voiced alveolar fricative."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,alveolar,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="minimal3435.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph31.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph32.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sip</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>zip</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Sue</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>zoo</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">said</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Zed</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">seal</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>zeal</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ice</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>eyes</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rice</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rise</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lice</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>lies</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">price</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>prize</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dice</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dies</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">grace</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>graze</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">face</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>phase</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">mace</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>maze</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lace</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>laze</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">place</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>plays</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bus</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>buzz</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">niece</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>knees</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">peas</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>peas</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pierce</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>peers</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fierce</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fears</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">loose</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>lose</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>