Minimal Pair List Consonants /f/ versus /ŋ/, 30 pairs
The /f/ sound is spelled with <ff> or <gh> as in rough . The /ŋ/ sound is spelled <ng> or <ngue> in tongue .
The contrast is between a voiceless labio-dental fricative and a voiced velar nasal continuant, and only ocurs in medial or final positions. It is not a problem.
The mean density value is 0.3%. The list makes 21 semantic distinctions, a loading of 70%.
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