Creating the Player Character-
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The minumum is just that.
If any penalty reduces the character below the required minimum, another race must be selected...or a new set of character stats generated...
As for A/D&D game questions, I would as soon let WotC answer them, as they own the property.
Minimums are based on adjusted
dice scores, so is a PC wishes to be a particular class and there is a
racial penalty of -1,
that is deducted from the applicable attribute before the final totals and chatacter class are determined.