Minimal Pair List Consonants /k/ versus /j/, 67 pairs
The spelling of /k/ is <c> or <k>. The /j/ sound is spelled <y>, and it also occurs in the letter name U . The contrast can only occur initially.
This is a contrast between a voiceless stop and a voiced semivowel. It causes no problems.
Interesting pairs include:
The figure for the mean density is 0.6%. The set makes 36 semantic contrasts, a loading of 54%.
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