minimal pairs ʊ versus u Hello I am training my ears, those sounds ʊ as in book and u as in suit are hard for me to distinguish, so I found out a list with minimal pairs. Could you help me pronouncing the list? please at a normal pace, making a little pause between each word, with the same tone, intonation, speed, etc. so I won't have clues, then I will use anki or memrise to create flashcards and test myself. I am more familiar with the american pronunciation, so I prefer the american one but if you are native of other accent and you are willing to help me I will appreciate your effort. You could use http://vocaroo.com/ to make the recording and post the link here and then I will download it. Thank you so much bull buhl could cooed full fool hood who'd looker lucre look Luke pull pool pulled pooled should shooed soot suit sooted suited wood wooed cook kook took toque
Apr 29, 2016 3:13 PM
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s1cSkk1EVzx9 I didn't pronounce words that didn't make sense such as lucre or kook.
April 29, 2016
I hope you won't mind an Australian accent! I've added some recordings to the end of this playlist: https://soundcloud.com/user-680684195/sets/english-pronunciation You just need to scroll to the bottom to find them. I also have a bunch of other minimum pairs in the same playlist if you're interested. I didn't pronounced the "bull" and "buhl", as well as "took" and "toque" because I've never heard of the words "buhl" and "toque" before. You should be aware that I pronounce both "fool" and "full" with a "ʊ" sound, except it's longer in duration in "pool". Neither of them has the "u:" sound from "suit" or "Luke"; but I recorded them anyway, since I don't pronounce them exactly the same way. The same applies to "fool" and "full".
April 29, 2016
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