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G, seventh letter of the English alphabet. Like the c, it developed from the Semitic ghimel and Greek gamma. The Romans, who used the same letter for the k sound and the hard g sound (as in go), added a small line to the c. English has a soft g sound (gelatin) in front of the vowels e, i, and j in words of French, Latin, or Greek origin.

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