The /�/ sound is spelled with <th>. The /ʧ/ sound is spelled with <ch> or <tch>.
This is a contrast between a voiced dental fricative and a voiceless affricate, close together in the mouth. The contrast does not cause problems.
The mean density value is 1.4%. The list makes 15 semantic distinctions, a loading of 68%.
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