Minimal Pair List Vowels 15 and 20, / ɔɪ / versus / ʊə / 11 pairs
The / ɔɪ / diphthong is spelled <oi> and <oy>. The / ʊə / diphthong is spelled <ure>, <oor> or <our>.
This is a contrast between two diphthongs with different starting positions and direction of movement. It is not a problem for learners.
Interesting pairs include:
The density figure is 1.4%. The set makes 6 semantic contrasts giving a loading of 54%.
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