Consonant /p/ with all vowels, 139 pairs.

   Minimal pair: Consonant /p/ with all vowels, 139 pairs

A contrast between a consonant and a vowel has a different status from that between two
consonants since the syllable structure and stress pattern are bound to be upset. This applies
particularly to such a "consonanty" consonant as /p/.

However, since /p/ does enter consonant clusters very readily, there will be pairs in which it
apparently contrasts with a (usually unstressed) vowel before a consonant, and these might
be a problem for learners whose first language has fewer clusters. Such pairs include:
crimped cremate
souped suet
sprees cerise
sprees series
spring soaring
yelping yellowing

Fifteen of the twenty vowel phonemes displayed minimal pairs with /p/. If no contrast is
reported below, then no pairs showed up in this dictionary. The largest groups are those
involving /I/ and /@/, which are commonly involved in making inflections and derivations.

      alp Ali
      alp alley
      alps Alice
      chump chummy
      clamp clammy
      clasp classy
      dump dummy
      dupe dewy
      gamp gammy
      grasp grassy
      gulp gully
      gulped gullet
      hoop hooey
      loop Louis
      loops Lewes
      lump lumme
      plain Elaine
      plane Elaine
      plate elate
        plates elates
      plume illume
        plumed illumed
        plumes illumes
      praise erase
        praised erased
        praises erases
      prays erase
      preys erase
      rump rummy
      slump slummy
      souped suet
      tamp tammy
      whoop hooey
      duped duet
      plasticity elasticity
      play LA
      pricker Erica
      placate allocate
        placated allocated
        placates allocates
        placating allocating
      prate ar^ete
        prates ar^etes
      pricker areca
        prickers arecas
      pray RA
      prey RA
      capes chaos
      pricks oryx
      prison orison
        prisons orisons
      ping awing
      prate orate
        prated orated
        prates orates
        prating orating
      prickle auricle
        prickles auricles
      spring soaring
      spit suet
      vamps vamoose
      imps immerse
      alp Allah
      clamp clamour
      cramp crammer
      dump dumber
      gamp gamma
      gape gayer
      grape grayer
      helped helot
      hoop who're
      lamps Lammas
      play allay
        played allayed
        playing allaying
        plays allays
      plea alee
      pledge allege
        pledged alleged
        pledges alleges
        pledging alleging
      plot allot
        plots allots
        plotted allotted
        plotting allotting
      praise arrays
      pray array
        prayed arrayed
        praying arraying
        prays arrays
      pressed arrest
      prey array
        preyed arrayed
        preying arraying
        preys arrays
      prison arisen
      rump rummer
      skimp skimmer
      sprees cerise
      stamp stammer
      sump summer
      troop truer
      troupe truer
      whoop who're
      beep BA
      crimped cremate
      pleat _elite
        pleats _elites
      porter aorta
        porters aortas
      alp ally
      jeep GI
      P ie
      Pam iamb
      pea ie
      pee ie
      ping eyeing
      plash eyelash
        plashes eyelashes
      prate irate
      preen Irene
      spam Siam
      alp alloy
      alp aloe
      cape KO
      lap Lao
      leap Leo
      ping owing
      seep CO
      yelp yellow
        yelping yellowing
      sprees series
      spring searing
      plume heirloom
        plumes heirlooms
      prate aerate
        prated aerated
        prates aerates
        prating aerating