Minimal Pairs For Consonants

/r/ /l/ Listen /ʃ/ /s/ Listen /dʒ/ /tʃ/ Listen
rice
wrong
Jerry
crime
card
lice
long
jelly
climb
called
Minimal pair r and l sheet
shy
shoo
mushed
lash
seat
sigh
sue
must
lass
Minimal pair sh and s jello
jest
joke
badge
ridge
chello
chest
choke
batch
rich
Minimal pair j and ch
/b/ /p/ Listen /b/ /v/ Listen /v/ /w/ Listen
beach
bored
bull
nibble
carb
peach
poured
pull
nipple
carp
Minimal pair b and p bali
ban
marble
curb
jibe
volley
van
marvel
curve
jive
Minimal pair b and v vet
vest
valt
vary
roving
wet
west
walt
wary
rowing
Minimal pair v and w
/ð/ /d/ or /t̬/ Listen /z/ /ð/ Listen /t/ /d/ Listen
lather
this
though
mother
writhe
ladder
diss
dough
mudder
ride
Minimal pair th and d bayz
Zen
tease
rise
scythe
bathe
then
teethe
writhe
size
Minimal pair z and th tummy
time
right
feet
brought
dummy
dime
ride
feed
broad
Minimal pair t and d
/θ/ /s/ Listen /θ/ /f/ Listen /f/ /p/ Listen
mouth
faith
Thor
think
thigh
mouse
face
soar
sink
sigh
minimal pair th and s thirst
thought
oath
Ruth
author
first
fought
oaf
roof
offer
Minimal pair th and f fan
flight
fist
cough
sift
pan
plight
pissed
cup
sipped
Minimal pair f and p
/z/ /s/ Listen /k/ /g/ Listen /d/ /t/ Listen
zip
zap
fuzzy
maze
rise
sip
sap
fussy
mace
rice
Minimal pair z and s buck
rack
lacking
Kate
cane
bug
rag
lagging
gate
gain
Minimal pair k and g ride
seed
maid
maiden
dime
right
seat
mate
matin’
time
Speaker icon
/l/ /n/ Listen /h/ /ʔ/ Listen /ʃ/ /tʃ/ Listen
light
lease
loon
sully
wheel
night
niece
noon
sunny
wean
Minimal pair l and n hair
heart
heal
hate
hear
air
art
eel
ate
ear
Minimal pair h and glottal sound wash
cashew
shore
sheep
busher
watch
catch you
chore
cheap
butcher
Minimal pair sh and ch
/j/ /dʒ/ Listen /j/ /ʔ/ Listen /l/ /t̬/ Listen
yell
year
yawn
yack
yellow
gel
jeer
John
Jack
Jello
Minimal pair y and j year
yeast
yes
your
yearn
ear
east
or
earn
Minimal pair y and glottal sound color
shallow
mellow
Kaylie
belly
cutter
shadow
meadow
Katie
Betty
Minimal pair l and tapped t
/n/ /ŋ/ Listen /n/ /m/ Listen /ʒ/ /dʒ/ Listen
lawnsin
ran
come in
sun
longsing
rang
coming
sung
Minimal pair n and ng canman
loon
spurn
night
cam
ma’m
loom
sperm
might
Minimal pair n and m Asian
pleasure
leisure
lesion
Persian
agin’
pledger
ledger
legion
purgin’
Minimal pair zh and j
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