Minimal Pair List Consonants /s/ versus /m/, 453 pairs
The /s/ sound is spelled with <s>, <ss>, <ce>, <ps> in pseud , <sc> in Scylla or <sw> in sword . The /m/ sound is spelled with <m>, <mm> or <lm> in palm . Several pairs arise from adjectival endings applied to Latinate words, such as delirious/delirium and momentous/momentum .
This is a contrast between a voiceless alveolar sibilant fricative and a voiced nasal bilabial continuant. It causes no problems.The only taboo word pair is arse/arm .
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is 2.1%. The list makes 267 semantic distinctions, a loading of 59%.
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