Minimal Pair List Vowels 9 and 12, /u/ versus /ə/ 15 pairs

   Minimal pair: Vowels 9 and 12, /u/ versus /ə/ 15 pairs
  Since the schwa has to be unstressed while /u/ is likely to be prominent, very few pairs were found in the dictionary. I have included several involving the weak forms but , cos , from , to , was and you which are of doubtful status since they cannot occur in isolation.

The density figure is 0.32%. The set makes 11 semantic contrasts for a loading of 73%.

babu barber
  babus barbers
bayou buyer
  bayous buyers
boot but
coos cos
cuckoo cooker
  cuckoos cookers 
Frome from
seafood Seaford   
two to
too to
whom h'm 	
woos was
yew you