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    Hi, can you please help me to identify if green-bean is a minimal pair?

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    Re: Minimal pair

    definition of minimal pair: a pair of words, as pin and bin, or bet and bed, differing only by one sound in the same position in each word, esp. when such a pair is taken as evidence for the existence of a phonemic contrast between the two sounds.

    gr (ee) n

    b (ea) n


    There are different beginnings and endings, and the sounds are not exactly the same. They do rhyme, however.

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