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Minimal Pairs

A screenshot of Champolu, showing how to learn from bilingual minimal pairs (English-Egyptian Arabic)
A screenshot of Champolu, showing how to learn from bilingual minimal pairs (English-Egyptian Arabic)0

A minimal pair, in phonology, is traditionally used as two words that differ in only one sound.  Something like “pen” and “ten”. In Champolu, we are taking the idea of minimal pairs further, so that they can be used in language learning within other linguistic disciplines such as syntax and morphology, and maybe even semantics and pragmatics. This is just the beginning, start playing the game and stay tuned for the next big thing in language learning!