I've been thinking that Proto-Gwr (the parent of all the Gwr langs., not just of Proto-BauDa Gwr, which I've already reconstructed) probably had the [q] and [ɢ] contrast, but I haven't worked on it yet. 

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:16 PM, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
...and I've already hit issue number one. Does anyone have a conlang that can illustrate a minimal pair between [q] and [ɢ]? I'm not sure if there's a natural language that has a legitimate minimal pair with those two, so it'll definitely get an asterisk, but I'm sure someone's got a conlang that does this. Anyone have one or know of one?

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On Feb 3, 2014, at 4:45 PM, Daniel Bowman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Congrats!  I look forward to your book.  It's great to get more publicity
> for our secret vice, and be sure to mention when it is available for
> purchase!
> 2014-02-03 David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Thank you, Jim. :) And thanks Pete for the announcement (I was going to
>> post here, I just hadn't gotten to it yet!). As I said in my blog post, I
>> want to try to use a lot of examples from others' conlangs. It will require
>> a release, and I haven't gotten there yet, but when I do I'll be contacting
>> people (or if I can't think of a language that has the phenomenon I'm
>> looking for, I may just put out a blast here saying, "Looking for Conlang
>> with X"). I am in process, though, and hope to do get as much info in there
>> as I can.
>> David Peterson
>> LCS Member Since 2007
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>> On Feb 3, 2014, at 12:01 PM, Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 2:32 PM, Pete Bleackley
>>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> If you're on Twitter or Google+, you'll know this already, but it's
>> worth mentioning here. David Peterson has been comissioned by Viking
>> Penguin (pillaging the shores of Antartica since 738 AD) to write a book
>> called "How to Create a Language". Father
>>> Congratulations, David!  We've known for a while now how good a writer
>>> you are, from your ergativity essay, your Smiley Award essays, your
>>> conlang grammars, your articles for SpecGram... now lots of other
>>> people are about to find out, too.
>>> --
>>> Jim Henry