The /g/ sound is spelled with <g>, <gg> or <gu> in guide. The /ʧ/ sound is spelled <ch> or <tch>.
The contrast is between a voiced velar stop and a voiceless palatal affricate. It does not cause any problems.
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is 2.5%. The list makes 68 semantic distinctions, a loading of 61%.
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John Higgins, Shaftesbury, October 2010.