minimal pairs like warn/warm with rn or rm at the end I am looking for some minimal pairs like warn/warm, they only differ by one phoneme at the end I found that is difficult for me to produce m at the end of a sentence or word because in spanish words only finish on n, and that challenge is even bigger when the word is preceded by a r sound as in the words: warm or perform, I know that minimal pairs are very helpful to train my pronunciation between similar sounds so if you know more mimal pairs like warn/warm it would be greatly appreciated thanks.
Jan 26, 2017 6:14 PM
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Hi Diego, How about (sun / sum) (gun / gum) (run / rum)
January 26, 2017
here you are, the following site is packed with minimal pairs. Enjoy them http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134:mp2&catid=9
January 26, 2017
Hi Diego You could try looking at different 'pairs'. For example 'war' and 'warm', and then really saying it slowly "w...ar....m", the "war...m" - making the 'm' just as you do at the beginning of 'man'. In time you will be able to say it quicker and quicker, so that nobody hears the gap between 'war' and 'm'. For 'warn' you can do the same with 'war''/'warn'. Or even 'wore'/ 'worn' since they are the same sounds anyway. Does this help? Chris
January 26, 2017
Thanks to all who have wrote here. With the help of all of you and some others, I found a list of the minimal pairs listed above. I am going to share it here: warn/warm (/wɔːrn/ , /wɔːrm/) corn/corm (/kɔːrn/ , /kɔːrm/ ) tern or turn/term (/tɜːrn/ , /tɜːrm/) burn/berm (/bɜːrn/, /bɜːrm/) barn/barm (/bɑːrn/, /bɑːrm/) dern/derm (/dɜːn/ ,/dɜːm/ ) sworn/swarm (/swɔːrn/ , /swɔːrm/) norn/norm (/nɔːrn/ , /nɔːrm/) spurn/sperm (/spɜːrn/, /spɜːrm/)
January 27, 2017
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