Minimal Pair List Consonants /g/ versus /j/, 37 pairs
The /g/ sound is spelled with <g> throughout. The /j/ sound is spelled <y> and is implicitly <u> in use .
The contrast only occurs initially in a small number of words, and is between a velar stop and a palatal semivowel, both voiced. In spite of the closeness of the tongue position, it does not cause any problems.
The mean density value is 0.8%. The list makes 24 semantic distinctions, a loading of 65%.
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