Can you say that these words are minimal pair?
We now that minimal pairs are pairs of words or phrases in a particular language, which differ in only one phone, phoneme, toneme or chroneme and have a distinct meaning. Examples are
bat - mat
sat - cat
lay - pay
Can you say that PLAN & PLANET are minimal pair? Plan has no difference with Planet but Planet has because there is "ET".
- smm_8514Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Your first three are examples of minimal pairs.
However, Plan and Planet are not minimal pairs.
This is because "ET" is actually a combination of two sounds "eh" and "t", therefore they would differ in more than one phoneme