I suppose that I'm not entirely sure what "minimal pair" means, in any precise way. As Iason indicated, I was following the example given by Philip initially. How about hōc the adverb and ablative masculine/neuter singular of hic, vs. hoc nominative and accusative neuter singular of hic?That's not a minimal pair.
They differ in only one phoneme, ō vs. o. Thus they constitute a minimal pair.Ah, I see... How does the hōc/hoc example work?
I don't quite understand. Why wouldn't they?It all depends whether inflections of the same word count as minimal pairs. Do they? Technically yes, I guess...?