Minimal Pair List Consonant /ʤ/ versus null, 215 pairs
The /ʤ/ sound is spelled with <j>, <ge>, <dge> or <gy> in gyrate . Many of the pairs arise from replacing an -age noun ending with a -y adjective ending, such as leakage/leaky . I am not sure of the status of one pair which has different stress, contingent/continent .
The density value is 5.6%. The set makes 146 semantic distinctions, giving a loading of 68%.
age A angel anal Angie Annie arrange arraign arranged arraigned arranging arraigning backstage backstay baggage baggy bandage bandy bandaging bandying bandaged bandied barge bar barged barred barged bard baronage barony Belgium bellum bilge bill binge bin bingeing binning binged binned carriage carry change chain changed chained changing chaining charge char charged charred charged chard college collie contingent continent courage curry djinn in djinn inn djinns inns doge dough dotage dhoti flange flan fledged fled foraged forehead forge for forge fore forge four forged ford G E G's E's gage gay gaol ail gaols ails gaoled ailed gaoling ailing gaol ale gaols ales gauge gay gel ell gels ells gel L gels L's gem M gems M's gen N gene e'en genie eenie genned end Geoff F Georgie orgy gerund errand gerunds errands Giles aisles Giles isles gill ill gills ills gin in gin inn gins inns gorge gore gorged gored grange grain gyrate irate hedged gead huge hew huge hue intermarriage intermarry J A J's A's jacks axe jade aid jades aids jaded aided Jake ache jam am jamb am jangle angle jangles angled jangling angling jangled angled Janus anus jape ape japes apes jar are jargon argon Jarrow arrow jaw awe jaws awes jawed awed jawing awing jaw or jaw oar jaws oars jaw ore jaws ores jay A jays A's Jean e'en jeer ear jeers ears jerk irk jerks irks jerked irked jerking irking Jess S jet ate Jews ooze jiffy iffy Jill ill jingle ingle jingles ingles jinx inks Joe O Joe owe jockey oche jockeys oches John on joke oak jokes oaks joked oaked joker ochre jokers ochres jolly Ollie Jonah owner Jordan Auden joust oust jousts ousts jousted ousted jousting ousting jowl owl jowls owls joy Oy judder udder judders udders junction unction leakage leaky liege lea liege lee mange main marge mar marriage marry message messy mingy mini page pay paged paid paging paying peerage peri peonage peony pledged pled pottage potty purge purr purged purred rage ray raged raid range rain ranged rained ranging raining range rein ranged reined ranging reining range reign ranged reigned ranging reigning remarriage remarry ridged rid rummage rummy sage say savage savvy Scrooge screw serge sir shortage Shorty siege sea siege see singe sin singed sinned singeing sinning sledged sled soldier solar spinach spinney sponge spun stage stay staged stayed staging staying staged staid strange strain stranger strainer strangers strainers surge sir surged surd Swanage Swannee tillage Tilly tinge tin tinged tinned tonnage tunny urge err urged erred wage way wage weigh waged weighed waging weighing wedged wed