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Minimal Pairs
Ken Bleile

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Initial
Final
Initial
third heard
teeth tea
that sat
thick sick
baa bath
that rat
pin thin
patch path
that cat
thick lick
bath badge
that mat
thong song
bad bath
that bat
rink think
mat math
nerd third
path pan
that flat
thumb gum
math map
this miss
wink think
back bath
this kiss
wonder thunder
math mad
this hiss
thorn torn
tent tenth
them m
pie thigh
match math
then men
chief thief
path pass
then Ken
sink think
two tooth
then n
chin thin
path pat
then den
thick pick
bath bat
then Ben
long thong
man math
these sees
third bird
pack path
these keys
tick thick

these sneeze
thigh bye

these breeze
corn thorn
these sneeze
thigh tie

pink think
wick thick
thorn worn
thief beef
high thigh
horn thorn
third word
kick thick
leaf thief


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Initial
Initial
Final
no
sew
Sam lamb
pat
pass
six
mix
sip
zip
pass pack
sat
fat
pick sick
mouse mouth
rip
sip
shine sign
patch pass
sink think
row sew
pass path
nail sail
sun bun
mice mine
cat
sat
wheel seal
pan pass
sunny funny
Sam jam
mine mice
socks fox
ring sing
toss taught
tanned sand
kick sick
moose moo
soap rope
sea
key
lice light
sail
veil
line sign

knee sea
yolk soak
sat
mat
sew hoe
gun sun
sandal handle
toe
sew
thong song
soak poke
sip
lip
sail
jail
honey sunny
socks box
row sew
pat
sat
sick thick
sail
tail
long song
sew mow
hip
sip
sip
whip
choke soak
hand sand
mail sail
go
sew
sew toe
sun fun
sand band
sad
mad
bunny sunny
ham Sam
sip
dip
sat
rat
wing sing
run
sun
bow sew
pail sail
ship sip
sick tick
sandal candle
dad sad
vine sign
rocks socks
soak joke
sick lick
sink rink
one sun

pink sink

sea
pea

sing king
wick sick
rail
sail
sea
bee
sad
bad
chicks six
sign nine
deal seal
sat
bat
woke soak
seal meal
sew bow
whale sail
wink sink
sunny money
seal peel
sand fanned
hat
sat
go
sew


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Initial
hold rolled
rug
hug
zoo new
sat
rat
gun run
lip
zip
pay ray
four roar
zoom boom
rat
pat
kite write
key z
raced paste
lip
rip
boo zoo
rip
chip
core roar
zip
sip
wink rink
write bite
z
pea
mug
rug
write white
shoe zoo
jug
rug
mane rain
whip zip
veil rail
vein rain
hero zero
roar door
rope soap
zoo moo
rail
sail
fight write
chip zip
hay ray
taste raced
z
knee
poor roar
row toe
zip
rip
ray
day
socks rocks
two zoo
dip
rip
row mow
hip
zip
rolled cold
sip
rip
sea
z
rug
hug
gold rolled
goo zoo
toast roast
jacket racket
room zoom
sink rink
tail
rail
ship zip
hat
rat
write night
zoo chew
chased raced
go
row
bee
z
rocks box
run
sun

no
row
ring sing
Final
fox
rocks
rink pink
chains change
rail
jail
run
fun
beep bees
red
bed
lock rock
toad toes
room zoom
bun run
cheese cheek
rail
nail
sew row
bean bees
weigh ray
rip
ship
rose road
rail
mail
zip
rip
beak bees
row bow
whale rail
bows bone
head red
rip
whip
bees beet
teach reach
run
one
rope rose
lace race
mug rug
bees bead
beach reach
think rink
chief cheese
bug rug
rat
cat
beef bees
rose nose
hip
rip
boat bows
toes rose

bees beach
rat
mat

dust rust

face race

fat
rat
neigh ray
rolled mold
pail rail
dead red
race chase
boom room
bows rose
bat
rat
king ring
rug
bug
wing ring
mice rice
rock sock
rolled fold
knock rock
light write


[l]
[l]
[∫]



Initial
Initial
Initial
log
dog
chase lace
sheep leap
leather feather
life
knife
shirt hurt
tick lick
lace race
moo shoe
pog log
limb gym
sip
ship
lock rock
leaf chief
vine shine
lake back
lace face
sheep jeep
lick sick

bark shark
look book

shave wave
wick lick
Final
rip
ship
cook look
hall hawk
shell fell
lick pick
rope roll
pave shave
hook look
wash wall
shop chop
lip
zip
rail
rake
whip ship
cake lake
talk tall
shoe boo
rip
lip
bows bowl
dark shark
kick lick
watch wall
sign shine
lip
dip
rain rail
shop mop
light night
tall
top
shoe new
lip
sip
rose roll
dirt
shirt
Sam lamb
bowl bone
deep sheep
knock lock
wall watch
ship chip
chip lip
roll
road
pop shop
sock lock
boat bowl
line shine
thick lick

chew shoe
ham lamb

ship lip
lip
ship
keep sheep
lamp camp
shop cop
whip lip
shoe two
fight light
shark park
hip
lip
bell shell
write light
shine nine
thong long
zoo shoe
light white
ship zip
line shine
sheep cheep
light bite
goo shoe
yawn lawn
shop top
kite light
zip
ship
line nine
peep sheep
heap leap
hop shop
vine line
cave shave
leap deep

sign line
Final
leap cheep
leash leaf
long song
leash leech
late wait
mash match
lawn dawn
leap leash
jeep leap
wall wash
half laugh
leash lead
sheep leap
leaf leash
limb him
wash watch
laugh calf
lean leash
keep leap
leash leech
lamb jam
man mash
leap peep
leak leash
thief leaf
walk wash
wife life


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Initial
Initial
Initial
taste chased
tear cheer
jug
mug
chase face
chest vest
mug jug
chin pin
walk chalk
jail
nail
chase lace
cheer fear
whale jail
thin chin
chief leaf
mail jail
raced chased
hear cheer
jail
pail
cheese peas
sheep cheep
sail
jail
chip ship
choke joke
tail
jail
race chase
cheep deep
jaw paw
hip
chip
choke poke
chunk junk
catch can

fool jewel
patch pack
Final
cool jewel
beach bees
pan patch
jewel tool
leave leech
match mash
pool jewel
knees cheese
patch pat
Jello yellow
cheer near
match mat
jacket racket
chip sip
cat
catch
bump jump
keys cheese
half hatch
jump hump
jeep cheep
leech leash
jam lamb
chip zip
man match
Sam jam
leap cheep
pack patch
ham jam
chased waist
wall watch
jeans beans
dip
chip
ham hatch
cheep jeep
chased paste
catch cab
jeep deep
yolk choke
beach beep
sheep jeep
lip
chip
path patch
leap jeep
cheer deer
match math
jeep beep
chunk junk
beet beach
jeep keep
chop shop
leech leap
peep jeep
chip whip
patch pass
worm germ
soak choke
beach beef
gym limb
chop top
walk watch
him gym
chew shoe
lean leech
jet
wet
rip
chip
bead beach
net
jet
chew moo
leech leak
vet
jet
year cheer
patch pass
jet
pet
chop cop
catch calf
choke joke
goo chew
hatch hat
joke yolk
chief thief
path patch
joke poke
six
chicks
match mad
soak joke
pop chop
bean beach

chest pest
watch wash
Final
hop chop
leaf leech
chain change
two chew
patch pat
bad badge
nest chest
cap
catch
cage Kate
beef chief
beach beak
change chains
chest west
map match
leg ledge
mop chop
cage cane
cherry fairy
ledge lead
chicks mix
egg edge
hairy cherry
back badge
test
chest
K cage
chew boo
badge bath
cherry berry
cage cake
talk chalk
Ed edge
zoo chew
badge bat
chalk hawk
cage cave



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