FW: Minimal pairs

Michael Covarrubias mcovarru at PURDUE.EDU
Mon Oct 20 02:05:03 UTC 2008

minimalest pairs? hmm ...maybe too close to -ist.

LanDi Liu wrote:
> Oops.  That should be "...this subclass of minimal pairs that _is_
> limited...".
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 5:04 PM, LanDi Liu <strangeguitars at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone want to suggest a term that could describe this subclass of minimal
>> pairs that are limited to single feature differences (especially that are
>> problematic because they involve features that are not contrastive in other
>> languages)?  If someone comes up with a good one, I'll be sure to use it in
>> future writings.  : )
>> Randy

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