When the following letter is either <e> or <i>, the pronunciation of <g> is often dʒ, as in
age gem gin gesture rigid
In the two lists that follow however the letter <g> represents the sound ɡ.
anger beget eager forget finger gecko geld(ing) get hunger lager linger longer longest luger renege stronger strongest tiger younger youngest
begin forgive gibbon gibbous giddy gift gig giggle gild gilt gimlet gimmick gingham gird girder girl girth git give gismo gizzard
The word gill is pronounced ɡɪl if the meaning is “breathing organ of fish”, but is dʒɪl if the word means “liquid measure”.
The word element giga– as in gigabyte has initial ɡ for some speakers, but initial dʒ for others.