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Page Minimal pairs   Simplified IPA* symbols
    How to use ship or sheep
1
sheep/ship    /
2
tin/ten      / 
3
bet/bat    /  
4
bet/bait    /  
5
bat/bad   / 
6
cat/cut   / 
7
cat/cart   /  
8 cart/cut    /
9 cut/curt    / 
10 look/loop    /  
11
cart/caught   /   
12
caught/cot   
13
caught/coat   /
14 caught/curt   /
15
coat/cot   /
16 coat/coot   /
17 darling/dialling    /
18 air/"A"  /
19
tail/toil    /
20
tail/tell    /
21
tail/tile    /
22
tile/toil  
23 hour/are  /
24
rot/lot   /   
25
pull/bull   /
26
heart/art   /  -
27
worse/verse   /
28
worse/worth  
29
ass/as/ash   /   /  
30

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*Abbreviation for International Phonetic Alphabet ~ Voices are those of Nicola Smyth, to whom we extend our grateful thanks, and Tim Bowyer                      

                                              

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