Minimal Pair List Consonants /s/ versus /ʧ/, 219 pairs
The /s/ sound is spelled with <s>, <ss> or <c>. The /ʧ/ sound is spelled with <ch>, <tch> or <cz> in Czech .
This is a contrast between a sibilant fricative and an alveolar affricate, fairly close together in the mouth and both voiceless. In spite of the similarity it does not seem to cause problems.
Taboo word pairs include arse/arch and piss/pitch .
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is 1.4%. The list makes 108 semantic distinctions, a loading of 49%.
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