– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter J ) –


An alphabetical pronunciation guide of The Common Tongue – a.k.a. – American English Pronunciation, containing the phonetic spellings of a vast selection of common and not-so-common words in the English language, with more added daily.

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.

 


Jj

 

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/

Je

Jealous
 – 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 “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒEH-lihs//ˈdʒɛ.lə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jeans
 – 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 “ea” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/dʒeen-z/ – /dʒiːn.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable –

Jeffery
 – For this name, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the first “e” is short, the “ff” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “f” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the second “e” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /dʒEHF-ree//ˈdʒɛf.ɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jelly
 – 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 “e” is short, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final letter “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/dʒEH-lee/ – /ˈdʒɛ.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jeopardize
 – 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 “eo” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “a” disappears, the “d” is a flap-d, and for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /dʒEH-p’r-daiz//ˈdʒɛ.pɚ.ɾaiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jeopardy
 – 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 “eo” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “e”, the “a” disappears, the “d” is a flap-d, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

– /dʒEH-p’r-diː//ˈdʒɛ.pɚ.ɾiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jerry
 – For this name, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “e” is pronounced like the Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the placement of the letter “r” directly after it), the “rr” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “r” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/dʒAYR-ee/ – /ˈdʒeɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jetlag
, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “e” is short, the “t” is (usually) stopped, the “a” is short, and the final “g” is hard but is (sometimes) stopped

/dʒEH[T]-læ[g]//ˈdʒɛ[t].læ[g]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jewellery
 – 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 “ew” combination is pronounced like the long letter “u”, the second “e” disappears, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the third “e” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/dʒOOL-ree/ – /ˈdʒul.ɹiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Ji

Jingle
 – 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 “in” combination is pronounced like the “-ing” combination, the “g” is hard (pronounced separately from the “”ng” combination), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “g” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/dʒING-gəl/ – /dʒɪŋ.gəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Jitters
 – 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 “i” is short, the “tt” combination is pronounced like the single flap-t (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/dʒih-d’r-z//ˈdʒɪ.ɾɚ.z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “z” ending acts as a third syllable –

Jo

Job
 – 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 “o” is short, and the final “b” is (often) stopped

– /dʒah[b]//dʒɑ[b]/

John
 – For this name, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “oh” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o”

– /dʒahn//dʒɑn/

Johnathan
 – For this name, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “oh” combination is pronounced simply like the single short letter “o”, the second “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “th” combination is un-voiced, and the second “a” is an i-schwa

– /dʒAH-nih-thin//dʒɑ.nə(ɪ).θə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Join
 – 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 “oi” combination is pronounced like an “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/dʒoyn/ – /dʒoiːn/ –

Joined
 – For this word,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 “oi” combination is pronounced like the “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/joyn-[d]//joiːn.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending acts as a second syllable

Joint
 – 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 “oi” combination is pronounced like an “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /dʒoyn-[t]/ – /dʒoiːn.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending acts as a second syllable –

Jointly
 – 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 “oi” combination is pronounced like an “oy” combination (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “t” is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

– /dʒOYN-[t]-lee//ˈdʒoiːn.[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Joke
 – 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 “o” is long, the “k” is (often) stopped, and the final “e” is silent

/dʒoh-[k]/ – /dʒo.[k]/ – Notice also that the “k” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

Jokes
 – 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 “o” is long, and the “e” is silent

– /dʒoh-ks//dʒo.ks/ – Notice also that the “ks” ending acts as a second syllable –

Jones
 – For this name, the “J” is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter in The Common Tongue), the “o” is long, the “e” is silent, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/dʒohn-z//dʒon.z/ – Notice also that the “z” ending acts as a second syllable

Journalist
 – 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 “ou” disappears, for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (usually) stopped

/dʒ’R-nəl-ihs[t]/ – /ˈdʒɚ.nəl.ə(ɪ)s[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Journalists
 – 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 “ou” disappears, for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue), the “i” is an i-schwa

/dʒ’R-nəl-ihs-ts/ – /ˈdʒɚ.nəl.ə(ɪ)s.ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a separate syllable

Journey
– 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 “ou” disappears, and the “ey” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “e”

/dʒ’R-nee/ – /ˈdʒɚ.niː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Joy
 – 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 “oy” combination is pronounced like in the word “boy” or “toy” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒoy/ – /dʒo.iː/ –

Ju

Judge
 – 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 “u” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “e” is silent

/dʒuh-dʒ/ – /dʒʌ.dʒ/ – Notice also that the soft “g” ending acts as a second syllable –

Judged
 – 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 “u” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced like the soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root-word ends with the sound of the soft letter “g” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/dʒuh-dʒ-[d]/ – /dʒʌ.dʒ.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable –

Judgement
 – 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 “u” is short, the “dg” combination is pronounced simply like the single soft letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ment” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒuh-dʒ-mihn-[t]/ – /dʒʌ.dʒ.mə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that stress is on the final syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a fourth syllable –

Judiciary
– 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 “u” is long, the first “i” is short, the “c” is pronounced like the “sh” combination, the second “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, 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)

/dʒoo-DIH-shee-ayr-ee//dʒu.ˈdɪ.ʃiː.eɪɹ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable

Juggle
 – 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 “u” is short, the “gg” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in between the “g” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent

/dʒUH-gəl//ˈdʒʌ.gəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Juggling
 – 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 “u” is short, the “gg” combination is pronounced simply like the single hard letter “g” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “g” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of  this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/dʒUH-gə-ling/ – /ˈdʒʌ.gə.lɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

Juice
– 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 “ui” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/dʒoos//dʒus/

July
 – 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 “u” turns into a true-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/dʒə-LAI//dʒə.ˈlaiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –

Jump
– 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 “u” is short, and the final “p” is (often) stopped

/dʒuhm-[p]//dʒʌm.[p]/ – Notice also that the “p” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

Jumped
 – 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 “u” is short, the “p” is (usually) stopped, and since the root-word ends with the letter “p” – the “e” is silent, and the final “d” is pronounced like the letter “t”

/dʒuhm-[p]t/ – /dʒʌm.[p]t/ – Notice also that the “pt” ending (even when the “p” is stopped”) acts as a second syllable –

June
 – 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 “u” is long, and the final “e” is silent

– /dʒoon//dʒun/

Junior
 – 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 “u” is pronounced like the long letter “u”, the “i” is pronounced like the consonant letter “y”, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /dʒOON-y’r//ˈdʒun.jəɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Just
 – 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 “u” is short, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

– /dʒuhs-[t]//dʒʌs.[t]/ – Notice also that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable –

Justice
 – 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 “u” is short, and for the “-ice” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is one of two standard pronunciations of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

– /dʒUHS-tihs//ˈdʒʌs.tə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Justified
– 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 “u” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, the second “i” is long, and since the root-word ends with the letter “y” (converted to an “i” because of the addition of the suffix) – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) silent

/dʒUHS-tih-fai[d]//ˈdʒʌs.tə(ɪ).faiː[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

Justify
 – 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 “u” is short, the first “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “i”

/dʒUHS-tih-fai//ˈdʒʌs.tə(ɪ).faiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter J ) –


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