Minimal Pair List Consonants /g/ versus /r/, 196 pairs
The /g/ sound is spelled with <g> or <gg>, and we also see <gh> in ghost . The /r/ sound is spelled <r>, <rr> or <wr> in wrong .
The contrast is between a velar stop and an alveolar continuant, both voiced. It does not cause any problems.
The only taboo word pair is bugger/borough .
Intersting pairs include:
The mean density value is 1.4%. The list makes 92 semantic distinctions, a loading of 47%.
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