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~ G ~

G has two sounds, one from the Greek Γ, and the Latin, which is called that of the hard G, because it is formed by a pressure somewhat hard of the forepart of the tongue against the upper gum. This sound G retains before a, o, u, l, r; as, gate, go, gull. The other sound, called that of the soft G, resembles that of J, and is commonly, though not always, found before e, i; as, gem, gibbet. Before u, at the end of a word, g is commonly melted away; as in the French, from which these words are commonly derived: thus, for benign, malign, condign, we pronounce benine, maline, condine. It is often silent in the middle of words before h; as, might. The Saxon G, ʒ, seems to have had generally the sound y consonant; whence gate is by rusticks still pronounced yate.

G
Gabardine
Gabble (noun)
Gabble (verb)
Gabbler
Gabel
Gabion
Gable
Gad (noun)
Gad (verb)
Gadder
Gaddingly
Gadfly
Gaff
Gaffer
Gaffles
Gag (noun)
Gag (verb)
Gage (noun)
Gage (verb)
Gaggle
Gaiety
Gaily
Gain (adjective)
Gain (noun)
Gain (verb active)
Gain (verb neuter 1)
Gain (verb neuter 2)
Gainer
Gainful
Gainfully
Gainfulness
Galaxy
Gall (noun)
Gall (verb active)
Galligaskins
Gallow (noun)
Gallow (verb)
Galloway
Gallowglasses
Gallows
Gammer
Gamut
Gang (noun)
Gang (verb)
Gaol
Garden
Gargarism
Gargarize
Garrison (noun)
Garrison (verb)
Gauge (verb)
Gay (adjective)
Gay (noun)
Gayety
Gayly
Gayness
Geason
Geat
 Geck (noun)
Geck (verb)
Gee
Geese
Gelable
Gelatine
Gelatinous
Geld
Gelder
Gelder-rose
Gelding
Gelid
Gelidity
Gelidness
Gelly
Gemelliparous
General (adjective)
Geoponicks
Gewgaw (adjective)
Gewgaw (noun)
Gherkin
Ghess
Ghost (noun)
Gibbe
Gibbet (noun)
Gibbet (verb)
Gibbier
Gibbosity
Gibbous
Gibbousness
Gibcat
Gibe (noun)
Gibe (verb active)
Gibe (verb neuter)
Giber
Gibingly
Giblets
Giddily
Giddiness
Giddy
Giddybrained
Gipsy
Girasole
Gird (noun)
Gird (verb active)
Gird (verb neuter)
Girder
Gisle
Gith
Give (verb active)
Glabrity
Gladiator
Glance (noun)
Glass (adjective)
Glass (noun)
Glass (verb)
Gleek (noun)
Gleek (verb)
Glory (noun)
 Glory (verb)
Go
Go-cart
Goad (noun)
Goad (verb)
Gold
Gome
Gomphosis
Gondola
Gonorrhoea
Goose
Gore (noun)
Gore (verb)
Gorgeous
Gorgon
Gormand
Gormandize
Gormandizer
Gorse
Gory
Gradient
Gramineous
Graminivorous
Grammar
Grammar School
Grammaticaster
Grand
Grandevity
Grandevous
Grange
Great (adjective)
Great (noun)
Green (adjective)
Griffin
Griffon
Grubstreet
Grudge (verb active)
Grutch (verb)
Gry
Guard (noun)
Guard (verb active)
Guard (verb neuter)
Guess (noun)
Guess (verb active 1)
Guess (verb active 2)
Guggle
Guinea
Gulosity
Gurgle
Gybe (verb)
Gymnastically
Gymnastick
Gymnick
Gymnospermous
Gynecocrasay
Gyration
Gyre
Gyve
Gyves

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