I recently asked a general question about minimal pairs and got a link to a website that provides a comprehensive list of English minimal pairs.

Is there a similar list for German minimal pairs?

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The German word for minimal pair is Minimalpaar: de Wikipedia article

You can then search for examples using that word. Here is one slideshow I encountered: Phonologie

Some examples are: mahlen, zahlen, kahlen, fahlen, ...


The book of Siebs, Deutsche Aussprache (19th printing 2000) contains a list of relevant minimal pairs and some almost minimal pairs that define the different phonemes of standard High German.

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