– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter J:  Ja ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of the English language, both world-wide and throughout America. The pronunciations that are presented here are based upon a combination of both common usage and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.

 


Ja

 

Je . Ji . Jo . Ju

 

J
– The word for the letter “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), and the Long “A” / Long “A” Diphthong

/dʒay//dʒeiː/

Jacket
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “a” is short, the “ck” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “k” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/dʒæ-kih[t]//ˈdʒæ.kə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jaguar
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “a” is short, the “g” is hard, the “u” is pronounced like the letter “w”, and the “a” is pronounce like the short letter “o”

/dʒæG-wahr//ˈdʒæg.wɑr/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jail
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “ai” combination is pronounced simply like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “l” directly after it)

/dʒayl//dʒeɪl/

Jam
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), and the “a” is short

/dʒæm//dʒæm/

Jamaica
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the first “a” is a u-schwa, the “ai” combination is pronounced simply like the single Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, the “c” is hard, and the final “a” is a u-schwa

/dʒuh-MAY-kuh//dʒə(ʌ).ˈmeiː.kə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

January
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “a” is short, the “u” is pronounced like the pronoun “you”, there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “u” and the second “a” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and for the “-ary” suffix – the “a” is a Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒæN-yoo-wayr-ee//ˈdʒæn.ju.weɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Japan
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the first “a” turns into a u-schwa, and the second “a” is short

/dʒuh-PæN//dʒə(ʌ).ˈpæn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Japanese
– For this word,the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the first “a” is short, the second “a” turns into a u-schwa, the first “e” is long, the “s” is pronounce almost like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/dʒæ-puh-NEEZ//dʒæ.pə(ʌ).ˈniːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

Jargon
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”, the “g” is hard, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa

/dʒAHR-gihn//ˈdʒɑɹ.gə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Jazz
– For this word, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “a” is short, and the “zz” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “z” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/dʒæz//dʒæz/

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter J ) –


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