E, how do you pronounce "gist" or "giant"??? How about "fragile" and "legislature"?
Legion, vigilant, allergic, margin, hygiene, fugitive, giraffe, imagination, strategic, tragic, longitude, and on and on.
Then, there is garbage which has both "g sounds," hard and soft, in one word.
How about the British pronunciation of "schedule"? If you look at the Germanic rooted words that begin with sch, you find that it's six of one, half dozen of the other.
schadenfreude schedule schema schematic scheme scherzando schiller schipperke schism schismatic schist schizo schizoid schizophrenia schlemiels schlepp schlock schmaltz schmear schmooze schmuck schnapps schnitzel schnook schnozz scholar school schooner schtick schuss