Minimal Pair List Vowels 3 and 15, /e/ versus / ɔɪ / 59 pairs
The /e/ vowel is spelled <e>, <ea> in jealous and occcurs in the letter name L . The diphthong / ɔɪ / is spelled with <oi> or <oy>.
This is a contrast bewteen a short front vowel and a back closing diphthong and is not a problem for learners.
The mean density is 1%. The pairs make 30 semantic contrasts, giving a loading of 51%.
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