What are minimal pairs ?
Can anyone tell me what is the meaning of this word?
Minimal pairs are two words that differ in a single phonological element and have distinct meanings. Tacks/tax and mail/male are pronounced the same, despite having distinct meaning. Thus the tacks/tax and mail/male examples would actually be considered homophones, not minimal pairs, I think.emphasized text
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