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Looking for a minimal triple

It's awkward that this is required to work in a rhotic accent, because that unfortunately removes most /a:/ syllables and a good deal of /ɔ:/ syllables, too. Perhaps you'd allow: lakhs, locks, lawks! ...
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Looking for a minimal triple

Paul, poll, pa'll (father will) This works in my accent, I round Paul, but not pa or spa I also don't merge poll and pole, since poll doesn't have a diphthong for me so it's a quadruplet
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What do we call minimal pairs (words differ by only a single sound) that have similar meanings?

They are paronyms (see etymology here, if interested). Wikipedia defines them as: Paronyms are words that are pronounced or written in a similar way but which have different lexical meanings. It ...
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