Minimal Pair List Consonants /ð/ versus /n/, 54 pairs
The /ð/ sound is spelled with <th>. The /n/ sound is spelled with <n>, <nn> or <gn>. Sometimes a final /Ɵ/ is voiced when made plural, which is why there is no matching singular forms for the pair oaths/owns .
This is a contrast between a dental fricative and an alveolar nasal continuant, both voiced. It is not a problem.
Since /n/ is a common sound while /ð is rare, the mean density value is low at 0.4%. The list makes 40 semantic distinctions, a loading of 74%.
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