I’m looking to begin learning Norwegian, and I want to start with minimal pairs but there are none on the website. Someone listed a few on reddit but I’m not sure how to test myself like that, and there must be more as well. Anyone got a good resource?
They’re definitely sometimes tricky to find, depending upon which language you’re looking at. Sometimes I hit a goldmine in the FSI textbooks online: http://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/norwegian.html
Or by perusing textbook excerpt on Amazon.com (usually they’d be in the first chapter, if they’re there, or some textbooks like to have ‘pronunciation’ sections scattered through a book).
Can you drop the link to the reddit thread here? Might be handy for others. To use whatever pairs are there, there’s a guide at http://fluent-forever.com/chapter3
If you absolutely can’t find pairs, then stick to using the ‘Spelling Test’ cards in the model deck for a longer period of time. Asking how to spell words, given a recording, is in many ways like minimal pair training, because you’re trying to identify what you’re hearing and write it down. So with enough spelling tests, you can work on your ears in a slightly different, slightly less efficient, but much more resource-friendly sort of way.
Thanks very much!
I’ve found this on RhinoSpike:
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