San José State University  |  Fall 2010  |  Linguistics 111  |  Professor Daniel Silverman
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Minimal Pairs and Other Contrasts

The sound files on this page are much louder than others throughout this repository.

Various
sound  |  | hurt square
mother rash
grandma  |   to scold
pot  |   to lay out
to cut  |   horn
number  |   to consume
kiss (babies)  |   empty  |   boots
Vowel Length
heart  |   three
ask  |   slow
permanent  |   walk
cough  |   card
Initial Consonant Sounds
change  |   a slice
worship  |   distribute
bring  |   too (excessively)
mad  |   sky
chase  |   blow
bottle  |   spring
feel  |   accurate
enough  |   deduct
stick  |   difficult
sheet (of paper)  |   window
Vowel Sounds
follow  |  (classifier for house)
separate  |  back, return
new  |  mountain
gold  |  prison
think  |  hug, embrace
dare  |  deduct, reduce (prices)
to water  |  blue
chicken  |  street
polite  |  milk
autumn  |  copy
Vowel Sounds
shiny  |  pretty
flat  |  cheap
take (pick)  |  clever (smart)
eat  |  stone
pass  |  fear
curtain, screen  |  wood
lose, die  |  send
happy  |  green
measure  |  read
to stare  |  dream