Minimal Pair List Consonants /v/ versus /ʧ/, 75 pairs
The /v/ sound is spelled with <v> or <ve>, while the /ʧ/ sound is spelled <ch>, <tch> or <tu> in feature .
The contrast is between a voiced labio-dental fricative and a voiceless alveolar affricate. It is not a problem for any learners.
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is 1.8%. The list makes 46 semantic distinctions, a loading of 61%.
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