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morley4096
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saw the account and it is hillarious; I actually thing it is generally a great way to introduce people trying to learn a language to what is contrastive in it by giving some minimal pairs; thus demonstrating “if you don’t pay attention to this aspect of the pronunciation you might mean this … but accidentally say that …”; I suspect that once one has a very good grasp of a language; one can use minimal pairs like that for deliberate puns (say a joke about working for the grim reaper in irish)

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