J

In English the letter J has one pronunciation.

The first column provides an example of the sound when it is word initial (at the beginning of the word). The second column provides an example of the sound when it is word internal (in the middle of the word).

Click on the sample words to listen to the sound files. Pay attention to the sound of the letters in bold.

letter IPA* examples
j jump
(mp)
object
(bkt)

*IPA means International Phonetic Alphabet. Learn more about phonetics and the IPA.

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1 comment for “J

  1. James Larsson
    28 April 2014 at 02:24

    J makes a [ j ] sound in the word, “Hallelujah,” and maybe a few other exceptions.

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