The words 'new' and 'knew' are pronounced the same as each other, but are pronounced differently in American English and British English.Read More
You can blame the days of long ago, when it was hard to write a rounded letter 'u' in Middle English manuscripts for the fact that words in modern English don't end in the letter 'v.'
The ugly solution created was to add a silent 'e' at the end of the word that ended in the /v/ sound and call it good. What could possibly go wrong?Read More
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Here's an update of even more minimal pairs that have been added to the site recently. (Minimal pairs are two words that are the same except for one sound.)