j is a compound voiced consonant (d + zh)

Make the sound of d and run it into zh. j is the sound of ch voiced.

Equivalents: g as in gem; dg as in edge

Phonetic Symbol, ʤ

Drill: jah, ja, jee, joo, joh, jaw aj, ej, ij, ooj, uj, oj


This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:

Jar

Jam

germ

jad

gem

germ

jeer

jib

joist

jute

judge

JOY

jolt

jot

Journey

Jaw

job

JUICY

  1. John Jones joined the junior Jeffersonian Club.
  2. George studied geography, geometry, and geology
  3. During June and July Julia made jelly and jam
  4. Jessie gave orange juice and junket to Gerard
  5. Mr. Jackson and Miss James spent January in Georgia.
  6. The jolly juggler jumped over the large jar
  7. Marjorie and her aged father journeyed from Ger­many to Egypt

badge

urge

agent

hedge

e dge

raging

bridge

courage

reject

trudge

dredge

edged

f u d g e

sledge

injury

dodge

sage

religion

  1. Judge not, that ye be not judged
  2. Jack jumped when he heard the huge giant
  3. Eugenia and Madge made chocolate fudge.
  4. Jane gave the soldiers grape juice, rolls,  and  jelly
  5. A large jackal jumped from the edge of the ledge
  6. James and Eugene took Joseph's jar of jam.
  7. The enraged giant tried to injure the gentle midget.
  8. Geoffrey gave the gentians and geraniums to Jeanette.
  9. Genevieve arranged the pages of the journal
  10. Juicy oranges and large pears were in Gerald's basket.
  11. The jury rejoiced at the justice of the Judge
  12. The joyful jockey and the jobber enjoyed Jerome's
  13. The gentleman bought the gem from a Japanese jeweler
  14. The general rejoined the major and the engineer, and they trudged on to the fort.
  15. Mr. Johnston gymnast misjudged a copy of Julius Casar and Justin a copy of  Evangeline.
  16. The gymnast mis ed the distance from the barge to the margin of the Jake.