Consonants /ʒ/ versus /j/, 0 pairs     [gigue.html]

The dictionary search failed to find any words with this pairing. /ʒ/ is in any case very rare and does not occur in syllable initial position except in a few French loan words such as gendarme, while /j/ is restricted to syllable-initial occurrence. There is no reason why there should not be a pairing with a loan word, such as gigue versus *yeag (if there was such a word) but none have surfaced.

John Higgins, Shaftesbury, December 2010.