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What is a similar pair?

 

Definition
 

A similar pair is two words in which

 
Example (Kaiwa, Brazil)
 

The phonetically similar segments being contrasted are [p] and [b].

 
  • [opa] ‘it is finished’
  • [aba] ‘place’
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