<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "wet" and "vet"</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: consonant sounds"> <META name="keywords" content="English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,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="minimal39silenth.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><img src="ph38.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph28.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wet</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vet</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">west</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vest</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wine</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vine</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">worse</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>verse</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">went</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vent</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">whale</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>veil</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wane</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vein</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wire</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>via</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wiser</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>visor</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">while</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vile</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wheel</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>veal</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">why</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vie</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wiper</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>viper</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">wary</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>vary</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">weir</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>veer</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">weird</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>veered</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">we</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>V</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>