Minimal Pair List Vowels 1 and 10, /i/ and /ʌ/ 300 pairsThe /i/ vowel exhibits its common spellings of <ee> and <ea>, as well as several less common spellings in media , Riesling and keyed . The /ʌ/ vowel is normally spelled with <u> but also <oo> in blood , <ou> in touch and rough , and <oCe> in money and shove .
The difference in length and articulatory position means that this contrast is unlikely to be a problem for any learners.
Interesting pairs include:
The density value is 4.5%. The 164 semantic distinctions give a semantic loading of 54%.
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