Minimal Pair List Consonants /f/ versus /ʃ/, 147 pairs
The /f/ sound is spelled with <f> or <ff>, and exceptionally <gh> in cough and rough . The /ʃ/ sound is spelled <sh> or occasionally <sch>.
The contrast is between a labio-dental fricative and a palato-alveolar fricative, both voiceless. It is not usually a problem.
Taboo word pairs include fag/shag , fat/shat , fit/shit and fuck/shuck .
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is 2%. The list makes 82 semantic distinctions, a loading of 56%.
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