The /v/ sound is spelled with <v> or <ve>, while the /ʤ/ sound is spelled <j>, <g> or <ge>.
The contrast is between a labio-dental fricative and an alveolar affricate, both voiced. It is not a problem for any learners.
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is 2.2%. The list makes 52 semantic distinctions, a loading of 49%.
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