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Minimal Pairs for Vowels

/iː//ɪ/Listen/ɝ//ɑː/Listen/ɝ//ɔː/Listen
beach
reach
green
peel
seater
bitch
rich
grin
pill
sitter
Minimal pair tense and lax i work
herp
lurk
murk
curt
walk
harp
lark
Mark
cart
Minimal pair ur and arbird
Kurd
Dirk
burn
were
bored
chord
dork
born
war
Minimal pair ir and or
/ʌ//e/Listen/ʌ//uː/Listen/uː//ʊ/Listen
butt
just
bunch
subtle
shudder
bet
jest
bench
settle
shedder
Minimal pair short a and ebutt
hut
nun
rough
duck
boot
hoot
noon
roof
duke
Minimal pair a and ufood
pool
fool
Luke
shooed
foot
pull
full
look
should
Minimal pair long u and u
/oʊ//ɔː/Listen/æ//e/Listen/æ//ʌ/Listen
coat
dome
moan
cope
dose
court
dorm
mourn
corp
doors
Minimal pair ou and orbag
bat
fast
man
mantle
beg
bet
fest
men
mental
Minimal pair a and ecalf
bass
mast
cam
lack
cough
bus
must
come
luck
Minimal pair a and u
/e//ɪ/Listen/aɪ//eɪ/Listen/eɪ//e/Listen
hell
well
set
lest
letter
hill
will
sit
list
litter
Minimal pair e and lax itile
mild
while
file
height
tail
mailed
whale
fail
hate
Minimal pair ai and eibait
fatal
based
jail
hail
bet
fettle
best
gel
hell
Minimal pair ei and e

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