Minimal Pair List Consonants /g/ versus /l/, 237 pairs
The /g/ sound is spelled with <g> or <gg>, while the /l/ sound is spelled <l> throughout.
The contrast is between a velar stop and a lateral continuant, both voiced. It does not cause any problems.
The only taboo word pair is shag/shall .
Intersting pairs include:
The mean density value is 1.5%. The list makes 128 semantic distinctions, a loading of 54%.
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