<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "thing" and "think"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: voiceless velar plosive compared with voiced velar plosive."> <meta name="keywords" content="consonant,sounds,plosives,stops,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="minimal3637.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph35.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph99.gif"></p> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">thing</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>think</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sing</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sung</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">singer</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sinker</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">singing</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sinking</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ring</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rang</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rank</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">king</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>kink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bang</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bank</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">banging</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>banking</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wing</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>wink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bring</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>brink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hung</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bung</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cling</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>clink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dung</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tang</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>tank</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sling</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>slink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sting</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stink</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">stang</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stank</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>