A subsection with minimal pairs?

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1. A good idea.
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A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby Voytek » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:03 pm

What do you think about creating a subsection with minimal pairs for languages which are spoken by our users? It`s often hard to find them on the Internet and it would be very handy if we are able to find many of them here. I couldn`t emphasize enough how important is to start learning your TL from getting to know the sounds of the language.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby galaxyrocker » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:07 pm

Hmmm. That gives me an interesting idea for a website. I was already planning on creating one for Irish with minimal pairs for consonants in each of the three main dialects, as well as including a "quiz" function, but now I wonder if it could be expanded to other languages. I feel like it could very easily, with, say, a simple list of tabs, or something similar... Hmm.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby Voytek » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:47 pm

galaxyrocker wrote:Hmmm. That gives me an interesting idea for a website. I was already planning on creating one for Irish with minimal pairs for consonants in each of the three main dialects, as well as including a "quiz" function, but now I wonder if it could be expanded to other languages. I feel like it could very easily, with, say, a simple list of tabs, or something similar... Hmm.


It`s a very interesting idea to expand this to some kind of quizes to make a pronunciation trainer from it. I think that it wouldn`t be hard to create this if we find people eager to help. It takes a minute or two to record minimal pairs for certain sounds.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby aokoye » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:52 pm

I didn't vote in the poll but I'll weigh in here in the same way I did in your previous thread. I think it makes more sense to just create another thread for this in the Language Programs and Resources section.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby Cainntear » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:11 pm

Something for the www. site, I think.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby vogeltje » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Minimal pairs are extremely helpful. I've voted yes.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby Bao » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:07 pm

I still dream of a high variability phonetic training game for Korean ... maybe it already exists and I never noticed, though, who knows.
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby haziz » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:08 pm

Sorry for my ignorance, but can anybody elaborate on what is meant by "minimal pairs" in this case?
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby vogeltje » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:12 pm

haziz wrote:Sorry for my ignorance, but can anybody elaborate on what is meant by "minimal pairs" in this case?


I'm not completley certain that the OP meant it the same, but I think that minimal pairs are two words which are the same except for one sound. It helps with the listening and pronunciation of sounds which are not different in your native language, but which are different in the language you're learning.

for example in English:

Ship / sheep (for the short and long i )

ate / hate (for the h )
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Re: A subsection with minimal pairs?

Postby Voytek » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:56 pm

vogeltje wrote:
haziz wrote:Sorry for my ignorance, but can anybody elaborate on what is meant by "minimal pairs" in this case?


I'm not completley certain that the OP meant it the same, but I think that minimal pairs are two words which are the same except for one sound. It helps with the listening and pronunciation of sounds which are not different in your native language, but which are different in the language you're learning.

for example in English:

Ship / sheep (for the short and long i )

ate / hate (for the h )


Yeah, this is a definition for minmal pairs. Thanks! :)
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