I know I have list around somewhere but during a recent adjustment in space at the school I can't seem to find them.
I want to use them for practice. Does anybody have a link or suggestions.
I have all the magic "e" stuff thank you. Looking for other pairs and combinations
This is what I'm looking for:
I'm looking lists focusing on most frequent vocabulary lists.
Thanks a lot.
I'll see if I can find a list on my other computer
- Long a (ā) sound as in ape, snail, ache, explain, and reindeer
- Long e (ē) sound as in eat, agony, needle, pianist, and electricity
- Long i (ī) sound as in eye, cry, tightrope, tile, and violin
- Long o (ō) sound as in oh, domino, ghost, pillow, and stethoscope
- Long u (ū) sound as in you, salute, toothbrush, goose, boot, and costume
- Short a (ă) sound as in at, taxi, anniversary, laboratory, and tackle
- Short e (ĕ) sound as in elm, elevator, jellyfish, pentagon, and dentist
- Short i (ĭ) sound as in it, gift, inflate, spinach, and cereal
- Short o (ŏ) sound as in hop, camouflage, garage, chop, father, paw, and binoculars
- Short u (ŭ) sound as in up, cut and subtract
- Schwa (ə) sound as in about, item, gallop, and circus
Ah, found what I was looking for
Last edited by Cream; 8th November 2009 at 13:36. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.
Those are just the spelling variations for the short and long vowels, not what I'm looking for.
The other are the magic "e" components, I've got all I need there as well.
In any case thanks for the response.
I'm a going to have to go digging through my papers tomorrow.
If I can't find I should be able to put an adequate list together in a few hours of concentrated work.
I need one
Google ' minimal pairs' or ' vowel minimal pairs'