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Pwb
1063 Words / 5 Recordings / 3 Comments
Note to recorder:

I know it's a long list, so if you want to delete words that you aren't familiar with that's fine. It would be fantastic if I could get as many people to do this recording for me, just so that I could hear the difference between different accent. Your help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

Minimal Pairs /ɪ/ and /i:/ (as in sit and seat)
bin bean
chip cheap
his he’s
it eat
sit seat
did deed
fill feel
fit feet
grin green
hit heat
is ease
mitt meet
slip sleep
still steal
bit beat
bitch beach
itch each
gin gene
grid greed
hid heed
hill he’ll
ill eel
kip keep
knit neat
lick leak
lip leap
mill meal
pick peek
piss piece
pitch peach
risen reason
shit sheet
sick seek
sin scene
sin seen
still steel
tin teen
bid bead
bitch beech
biz bees
chick cheek
chit cheat
cist ceased
dip deep
fist feast
fizz fees
hip heap
kid keyed
pill peel
pip peep
piss peace
sill seal
sim seem
skid skied
skim scheme
till teal
tizz teas
blip bleep
britches breeches
crick creek
din dean
finned fiend
flit fleet
grist greased
pit peat
sim seam
sip seep
skit skeet
slick sleek
slit sleet
tick teak
tit teat
tizz tease

Minimal Pairs /e/ and /ɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
dead did
desk disk
belt built
fell fill
head hid
left lift
mess miss
bed bid
beg big
bell bill
bet bit
check chick
gem gym
hell hill
hem him
let lit
pet pit
bend binned
bent bint
cheque chick
deck dick
fen fin
get git
jest gist
led lid
lest list
kept kipped
meddle middle
messed mist
peg pig
set sit
bless bliss
clef cliff
clench clinch
crept crypt
dent dint
fetter fitter
fez fizz
fleck flick
gelding gilding
heck hick
hep hip
ken kin
Med mid
phlegm flim

Minimal Pairs /e/ and /eɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
wet wait
bed bade
bread braid
fell fail
get gate
L ale
let late
M aim
pen pain
rest raced
S ace
sell sale
tech take
test taste
well whale
west waist
best based
chess chase
debt date
edge age
etch H
gel jail
led laid
lens lanes
men main
met mate
pent paint
pled played
set sate
sex sakes
special spatial
tell tale
trend trained
when wane
wren rain
X aches
beck bake
bell bail
bet bait
bled blade
breast braced
fed fade
fret freight
hell hail
red raid
sent saint
shed shade
shell shale
sped spade
tent taint
tread trade
wed wade
wedge wage
wreck rake
betted bated
dell dale
den deign
fen feign
fend feigned
fez phase
fleck flake
fled flayed
heck hake
hex hakes
ken cane
less lace
lest laced
mess mace
pest paste
phlegm flame
rend rained
stead stayed
vend veined
wend waned

Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /ʌ/ (as in bat and but)
bat but
batter butter
cap cup
cat cut
match much
bad bud
began begun
drank drunk
fan fun
hat hut
ran run
sang sung
swam swum
ankle uncle
back buck
badge budge
bag bug
ban bun
bank bunk
banker bunker
brash brush
cam come
crash crush
dabble double
dad dud
ham hum
hang hung
mad mud
massed must
pan pun
rang rung
rash rush
sack suck
sax sucks
stand stunned
track truck
bang bung
cab cub
cram crumb
dam dumb
damp dump
dram drum
fanned fund
flash flush
gnat nut
hag hug
paddle puddle
pack puck
pat putt
rag rug
sand sunned
sank sunk
scam scum
slam slum
slang slung
stack stuck
stank stunk
tang tongue
tag tug
tramps trumps
wan won
blabber blubber
champ chump
dab dub
dank dunk
flank flunk
flax flux
gash gush
glam glum
grab grub
hanker hunker
hash hush
hatch hutch
jag jug
lag lug
mat mutt
pap pup
patter putter
rabble rubble
ram rum
sally sully
sap sup
sapper supper
scram scrum
shacks shucks
slag slug
slash slush
slat slut
stab stub
tab tub
tack tuck
thrash thrush

Minimal Pairs /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/ (as in so and saw)
bowl ball
O or
so saw
boat bought
drone drawn
folk fork
know nor
mow more
note nought
poke pork
show sure
chose chores
close claws
doe door
dome dorm
doze doors
foal fall
foe four
go gore
know no nor
low law
moaning morning
owe or
shown shorn
snow snore
stow store
toe tore tour
tone torn
coast coursed
code cord
cone corn
doze doors
drone drawn
foam form
go gore
hone horn
load lord
moan mourn
moaning morning
motor mortar
mow more
oat ought
poach porch
quote quart
sew saw
show shore sure
snow snore
tote taught
bode bored
bow boar bore
choke chalk
close claws
coke cork
copes corpse
crow craw
doe door
goad gored
goal gall
hose whores
implode implored
joe jaw
low law lore
mole maul
node gnawed
ode awed
owed awed
scone scorn
stoke stork
stow store
tote tort

Minimal Pairs /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ (as in not and note)
not note
want won’t
got goat
hop hope
on own
cost coast
non known
odd owed
rod road
rot wrote
sop soap
stock stoke
tossed toast
wok woke
block bloke
bond boned
bossed boast
clock cloak
cock coke
cod code
col coal
cop cope
god goad
jock joke
mod mode
pop pope
rob robe
rod rode
ROM roam
shod showed
smock smoke
sock soak
sod sewed
blot bloat
bod bode
bonze bones
chock choke
cocks coax
con cone
crock croak
doss dose
dot dote
foggy fogey
glob globe
hod hoed
lob lobe
lop lope
mod mowed
mop mope
mot mote
nod node
odd ode
rot rote
slop slope
sod sowed
tock toke
tod toad
tot tote

Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /e/ (as in bad and bed)
bad bed
man men
and end
axe X
bag beg
had head
ham hem
jam gem
pan pen
pat pet
sad said
sat set
band bend
bat bet
dad dead
flash flesh
gas guess
gnat net
land lend
shall shell
spanned spend
axe ex
fad fed
gassed guest
manned mend
marry merry
mat met
sacks sex
sax sex
tack tech
track trek
bland blend
cattle kettle
dab deb
flax flecks
frat fret
rabble rebel
tamp temp
tamper temper
trad tread
vat vet

Minimal Pairs /ɑ:/ and /ɜ:/ (as in fast and first)
fast first
bath berth
far fir
ha her
hard heard
heart hurt
pass purse
bath birth
bard bird
car cur
card curd
far fur
farm firm
guard gird
hard herd
bar burr
barn burn
card Kurd
cart curt
carve curve
dart dirt
par purr
park perk
part pert
sharper Sherpa
star stir
arc irk
barbs burbs
blah blur
carbs curbs
harpies herpes
parched perched
quark quirk
sarge surge
shark shirk
tarps turps

Recordings

  • Minimal Pairs ( recorded by Jo_W ), Standard English (American)

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    Minimal Pairs /ɪ/ and /i:/ (as in sit and seat)
    bin bean
    chip cheap
    his he’s
    it eat
    sit seat
    did deed
    fill feel
    fit feet
    grin green
    hit heat
    is ease
    mitt meet
    slip sleep
    still steal
    bit beat
    bitch beach
    itch each
    gin gene
    grid greed
    hid heed
    hill he’ll
    ill eel
    kip keep
    knit neat
    lick leak
    lip leap
    mill meal
    pick peek
    piss piece
    pitch peach
    risen reason
    shit sheet
    sick seek
    sin scene
    sin seen
    still steel
    tin teen
    bid bead
    bitch beech
    biz bees
    chick cheek
    chit cheat
    cist ceased
    dip deep
    fist feast
    fizz fees
    hip heap
    kid keyed
    pill peel
    pip peep
    piss peace
    sill seal
    sim seem
    skid skied
    skim scheme
    till teal
    tizz teas
    blip bleep
    britches breeches
    crick creek
    din dean
    finned fiend
    flit fleet
    grist greased
    pit peat
    sim seam
    sip seep
    skit skeet
    slick sleek
    slit sleet
    tick teak
    tit teat
    tizz tease

    Minimal Pairs /e/ and /ɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
    dead did
    desk disk
    belt built
    fell fill
    head hid
    left lift
    mess miss
    bed bid
    beg big
    bell bill
    bet bit
    check chick
    gem gym
    hell hill
    hem him
    let lit
    pet pit
    bend binned
    bent bint
    cheque chick
    deck dick
    fen fin
    get git
    jest gist
    led lid
    lest list
    kept kipped
    meddle middle
    messed mist
    peg pig
    set sit
    bless bliss
    clef cliff
    clench clinch
    crept crypt
    dent dint
    fetter fitter
    fez fizz
    fleck flick
    gelding gilding
    heck hick
    hep hip
    ken kin
    Med mid
    phlegm flim

    Minimal Pairs /e/ and /eɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
    wet wait
    bed bade
    bread braid
    fell fail
    get gate
    L ale
    let late
    M aim
    pen pain
    rest raced
    S ace
    sell sale
    tech take
    test taste
    well whale
    west waist
    best based
    chess chase
    debt date
    edge age
    etch H
    gel jail
    led laid
    lens lanes
    men main
    met mate
    pent paint
    pled played
    set sate
    sex sakes
    special spatial
    tell tale
    trend trained
    when wane
    wren rain
    X aches
    beck bake
    bell bail
    bet bait
    bled blade
    breast braced
    fed fade
    fret freight
    hell hail
    red raid
    sent saint
    shed shade
    shell shale
    sped spade
    tent taint
    tread trade
    wed wade
    wedge wage
    wreck rake
    betted bated
    dell dale
    den deign
    fen feign
    fend feigned
    fez phase
    fleck flake
    fled flayed
    heck hake
    hex hakes
    ken cane
    less lace
    lest laced
    mess mace
    pest paste
    phlegm flame
    rend rained
    stead stayed
    vend veined
    wend waned

    Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /ʌ/ (as in bat and but)
    bat but
    batter butter
    cap cup
    cat cut
    match much
    bad bud
    began begun
    drank drunk
    fan fun
    hat hut
    ran run
    sang sung
    swam swum
    ankle uncle
    back buck
    badge budge
    bag bug
    ban bun
    bank bunk
    banker bunker
    brash brush
    cam come
    crash crush
    dabble double
    dad dud
    ham hum
    hang hung
    mad mud
    massed must
    pan pun
    rang rung
    rash rush
    sack suck
    sax sucks
    stand stunned
    track truck
    bang bung
    cab cub
    cram crumb
    dam dumb
    damp dump
    dram drum
    fanned fund
    flash flush
    gnat nut
    hag hug
    paddle puddle
    pack puck
    pat putt
    rag rug
    sand sunned
    sank sunk
    scam scum
    slam slum
    slang slung
    stack stuck
    stank stunk
    tang tongue
    tag tug
    tramps trumps
    wan won
    blabber blubber
    champ chump
    dab dub
    dank dunk
    flank flunk
    flax flux
    gash gush
    glam glum
    grab grub
    hanker hunker
    hash hush
    hatch hutch
    jag jug
    lag lug
    mat mutt
    pap pup
    patter putter
    rabble rubble
    ram rum
    sally sully
    sap sup
    sapper supper
    scram scrum
    shacks shucks
    slag slug
    slash slush
    slat slut
    stab stub
    tab tub
    tack tuck
    thrash thrush

  • Minimal Pairs ( recorded by kingbeja ), Appalachian

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  • Minimal Pairs ( recorded by kingbeja ), Appalachian

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  • Minimal Pairs ( recorded by mylesfranklin ), Neutral / Standard American English

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    Minimal Pairs /ɪ/ and /i:/ (as in sit and seat)
    bin bean
    chip cheap
    his he’s
    it eat
    sit seat
    did deed
    fill feel
    fit feet
    grin green
    hit heat
    is ease
    mitt meet
    slip sleep
    still steal
    bit beat
    bitch beach
    itch each
    gin gene
    grid greed
    hid heed
    hill he’ll
    ill eel
    kip keep
    knit neat
    lick leak
    lip leap
    mill meal
    pick peek
    piss piece
    pitch peach
    risen reason
    shit sheet
    sick seek
    sin scene
    sin seen
    still steel
    tin teen
    bid bead
    bitch beech
    biz bees
    chick cheek
    chit cheat
    cist ceased
    dip deep
    fist feast
    fizz fees
    hip heap
    kid keyed
    pill peel
    pip peep
    piss peace
    sill seal
    sim seem
    skid skied
    skim scheme
    till teal
    tizz teas
    blip bleep
    britches breeches
    crick creek
    din dean
    finned fiend
    flit fleet
    grist greased
    pit peat
    sim seam
    sip seep
    skit skeet
    slick sleek
    slit sleet
    tick teak
    tit teat
    tizz tease

    Minimal Pairs /e/ and /ɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
    dead did
    desk disk
    belt built
    fell fill
    head hid
    left lift
    mess miss
    bed bid
    beg big
    bell bill
    bet bit
    check chick
    gem gym
    hell hill
    hem him
    let lit
    pet pit
    bend binned
    bent bint
    cheque chick
    deck dick
    fen fin
    get git
    jest gist
    led lid
    lest list
    kept kipped
    meddle middle
    messed mist
    peg pig
    set sit
    bless bliss
    clef cliff
    clench clinch
    crept crypt
    dent dint
    fetter fitter
    fez fizz
    fleck flick
    gelding gilding
    heck hick
    hep hip
    ken kin
    Med mid
    phlegm flim

    Minimal Pairs /e/ and /eɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
    wet wait
    bed bade
    bread braid
    fell fail
    get gate
    L ale
    let late
    M aim
    pen pain
    rest raced
    S ace
    sell sale
    tech take
    test taste
    well whale
    west waist
    best based
    chess chase
    debt date
    edge age
    etch H
    gel jail
    led laid
    lens lanes
    men main
    met mate
    pent paint
    pled played
    set sate
    sex sakes
    special spatial
    tell tale
    trend trained
    when wane
    wren rain
    X aches
    beck bake
    bell bail
    bet bait
    bled blade
    breast braced
    fed fade
    fret freight
    hell hail
    red raid
    sent saint
    shed shade
    shell shale
    sped spade
    tent taint
    tread trade
    wed wade
    wedge wage
    wreck rake
    betted bated
    dell dale
    den deign
    fen feign
    fend feigned
    fez phase
    fleck flake
    fled flayed
    heck hake
    hex hakes
    ken cane
    less lace
    lest laced
    mess mace
    pest paste
    phlegm flame
    rend rained
    stead stayed
    vend veined
    wend waned

    Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /ʌ/ (as in bat and but)
    bat but
    batter butter
    cap cup
    cat cut
    match much
    bad bud
    began begun
    drank drunk
    fan fun
    hat hut
    ran run
    sang sung
    swam swum
    ankle uncle
    back buck
    badge budge
    bag bug
    ban bun
    bank bunk
    banker bunker
    brash brush
    cam come
    crash crush
    dabble double
    dad dud
    ham hum
    hang hung
    mad mud
    massed must
    pan pun
    rang rung
    rash rush
    sack suck
    sax sucks
    stand stunned
    track truck
    bang bung
    cab cub
    cram crumb
    dam dumb
    damp dump
    dram drum
    fanned fund
    flash flush
    gnat nut
    hag hug
    paddle puddle
    pack puck
    pat putt
    rag rug
    sand sunned
    sank sunk
    scam scum
    slam slum
    slang slung
    stack stuck
    stank stunk
    tang tongue
    tag tug
    tramps trumps
    wan won
    blabber blubber
    champ chump
    dab dub
    dank dunk
    flank flunk
    flax flux
    gash gush
    glam glum
    grab grub
    hanker hunker
    hash hush
    hatch hutch
    jag jug
    lag lug
    mat mutt
    pap pup
    patter putter
    rabble rubble
    ram rum
    sally sully
    sap sup
    sapper supper
    scram scrum
    shacks shucks
    slag slug
    slash slush
    slat slut
    stab stub
    tab tub
    tack tuck
    thrash thrush

    Minimal Pairs /əʊ/ and /ɔ:/ (as in so and saw)
    bowl ball
    O or
    so saw
    boat bought
    drone drawn
    folk fork
    know nor
    mow more
    note nought
    poke pork
    show sure
    chose chores
    close claws
    doe door
    dome dorm
    doze doors
    foal fall
    foe four
    go gore
    know no nor
    low law
    moaning morning
    owe or
    shown shorn
    snow snore
    stow store
    toe tore tour
    tone torn
    coast coursed
    code cord
    cone corn
    doze doors
    drone drawn
    foam form
    go gore
    hone horn
    load lord
    moan mourn
    moaning morning
    motor mortar
    mow more
    oat ought
    poach porch
    quote quart
    sew saw
    show shore sure
    snow snore
    tote taught
    bode bored
    bow boar bore
    choke chalk
    close claws
    coke cork
    copes corpse
    crow craw
    doe door
    goad gored
    goal gall
    hose whores
    implode implored
    joe jaw
    low law lore
    mole maul
    node gnawed
    ode awed
    owed awed
    scone scorn
    stoke stork
    stow store
    tote tort

    Minimal Pairs /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ (as in not and note)
    not note
    want won’t
    got goat
    hop hope
    on own
    cost coast
    non known
    odd owed
    rod road
    rot wrote
    sop soap
    stock stoke
    tossed toast
    wok woke
    block bloke
    bond boned
    bossed boast
    clock cloak
    cock coke
    cod code
    col coal
    cop cope
    god goad
    jock joke
    mod mode
    pop pope
    rob robe
    rod rode
    ROM roam
    shod showed
    smock smoke
    sock soak
    sod sewed
    blot bloat
    bod bode
    bonze bones
    chock choke
    cocks coax
    con cone
    crock croak
    doss dose
    dot dote
    foggy fogey
    glob globe
    hod hoed
    lob lobe
    lop lope
    mod mowed
    mop mope
    mot mote
    nod node
    odd ode
    rot rote
    slop slope
    sod sowed
    tock toke
    tod toad
    tot tote

    Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /e/ (as in bad and bed)
    bad bed
    man men
    and end
    axe X
    bag beg
    had head
    ham hem
    jam gem
    pan pen
    pat pet
    sad said
    sat set
    band bend
    bat bet
    dad dead
    flash flesh
    gas guess
    gnat net
    land lend
    shall shell
    spanned spend
    axe ex
    fad fed
    gassed guest
    manned mend
    marry merry
    mat met
    sacks sex
    sax sex
    tack tech
    track trek
    bland blend
    cattle kettle
    dab deb
    flax flecks
    frat fret
    rabble rebel
    tamp temp
    tamper temper
    trad tread
    vat vet

    Minimal Pairs /ɑ:/ and /ɜ:/ (as in fast and first)
    fast first
    bath berth
    far fir
    ha her
    hard heard
    heart hurt
    pass purse
    bath birth
    bard bird
    car cur
    card curd
    far fur
    farm firm
    guard gird
    hard herd
    bar burr
    barn burn
    card Kurd
    cart curt
    carve curve
    dart dirt
    par purr
    park perk
    part pert
    sharper Sherpa
    star stir
    arc irk
    barbs burbs
    blah blur
    carbs curbs
    harpies herpes
    parched perched
    quark quirk
    sarge surge
    shark shirk
    tarps turps

  • Minimal Pairs ( recorded by mylesfranklin ), Neutral / Standard American English

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    Minimal Pairs /e/ and /ɪ/ (as in desk and disk)
    dead did
    desk disk
    belt built
    fell fill
    head hid
    left lift
    mess miss
    bed bid
    beg big
    bell bill
    bet bit
    check chick
    gem gym
    hell hill
    hem him
    let lit
    pet pit
    bend binned
    bent bint
    cheque chick
    deck dick
    fen fin
    get git
    jest gist
    led lid
    lest list
    kept kipped
    meddle middle
    messed mist
    peg pig
    set sit
    bless bliss
    clef cliff
    clench clinch
    c
    rept crypt
    dent dint
    fette
    r fitter
    fe
    z fizz
    fleck flick
    gelding gilding
    heck hick
    hep hip
    ken kin

    Med mid
    phlegm flim

Comments

Jo_W
Aug. 12, 2015

I did about half of it, with the intention of returning tomorrow or later this week to do the other half. In my 'edit' I just included the half that is in the recording I submitted. :)

Jo_W
Aug. 12, 2015

I did about half of it, with the intention of returning tomorrow or later this week to do the other half. In my 'edit' I just included the half that is in the recording I submitted. :)

Pwb
Aug. 12, 2015

Thanks. Really appreciate it.

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