Re: What kind of minimal pairs are most problematic?
- On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Matthew Martin
> What sorts of minimal pairs cause the most trouble?I would suggest paying more attention to whether your minimal pairs
are in the same distributional category, i.e., likely to occur in the
same context. If not, you're probably fine.
On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Matthew Martin
> Can anyone suggest what sort of pattern would generate relatively few minimalSee here:
> pairs for consonant and vowel pattern sensitivity? I'm guessing it
*Any* possible phonology you devise will have a lot of minimal pairs
if you coin every word that the phonology allows, and any phonology
will allow you to avoid minimal pairs if you're willing to get by with
fewer short words than you could have if you agressively used all the