>===== Original Message From [log in to unmask] ===== >I can't think of a minimal pair right now, since [@] is always in >unstressed positions and [V] isn't (since it's [@] when unstressed, like >many other phonemes). But some function words are often unstressed. Maybe 'but' vs. 'butt'. *Muke! -- http://www.southern.edu/~alrivera/ ICQ: 1936556 AIM: MukeTurtle "We're making the Internet easier to use by keeping you from using all of it."