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The /j/ Sound: English Pronunciation Practice Made Easy english consonants english j sound

What is the /j/ Sound?

First, let's look at a few examples of words with the English /j/ sound:

  • yes
  • year
  • yoga
  • youth
  • yogurt
  • lawyer


According to Baruch College's Tools for Clear Speech, the /j/ sound is made by doing the following:

"Begin with your tongue in a high-front position like the...

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