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This page lists pronunciations of English words that begin with J. To see a different letter navigate with the table above. The apostrophe is treated as the last letter of the alphabet, after Z.

For a pronunciation key, click on the blue "Catalogs" link below the article title.[e]


J = jây bird = Jây

jáckal

jáckáss

Jáckie either sex = Jácky male = Jácqui female

Jácqueline = Jácklin

Jácques French *Zhák, *Zhàk

Jâcques Hattie = Jâke's

jacûzzi *jəkoôzy

Jâin religion = Jâne person, cf. Jêan, Jôan, Jûne

jalópy

jámb door = jám bread, rhyming with lámb

jambalaŷa

Jánet

*Jángo Djángo

Jânus

Japán

Jarreau *Jərô

Járrow

jásmíne = Jásmíne = Jásmin

jéalous *jélləss

Jêan = Gêne persons = gêne genetics, cf. Jâne person, Jeàn French male name *Zhà (nasal à)

Jeanétte cf. Jánet

Jêanie, Jêannie = gênie

jêans trousers = gênes genetics

Jehôvah's Wítness

jejûne

jéll = gél

jélly

Jemîma

jéopardy *jéppardy, cf. silent o in léopard (cf. Déf Léppard), Léonard = Lénnard

Jéricho -kô

Jerôme

Jérry = Gérry

Jéssê = Jéssìê

Jêsus -z-

Jésûít -z-

jéttison

jétty

Jeŵ cf. Jûdaism

jeŵel stone cf. dûel fight = dûal two

jeŵeller *jûəler

jihád

jínn, djínn demon = gín drink

jínx bad luck = jínks high jinks

Josephine, usually = Jôe Joseph

Jôan *Jône; Jôan's = Jônes

Joánna -ôwá- cf. Diána -îyá-

Joánne -ôwán cf. Diáne -îyán

Jôannie = Jôni

jób work

Jôb person

jóckey *jóckie

jódhpurs *jódpers

Jôêy Joseph = jôey animal

Johánnesburg

jŏined participle, adjective

jŏint noun, adjective

Jón = Jóhn

Jônes = Jôan's

Jôseph *Jôzif

jöurnal

jöurney

Jŏyce makes a minimal pair with chŏice

Juànòne

Jûdâísm or *Jûdêísm

júdge *júj

júdgment = júdgement, *jújment

judíciary *jû-díshary

Jûdith

Jûdy

jûice fruit *jûce, cf. deûce two, equal

jûkebox one word

jûke jŏint two words, first stressed

Jûlia

Jûlian makes a minimal pair with Gíllian

Jûlie

Jûliet traditionally has a schwa for the e, *Joôlyət, though nowadays often sounds like a French-style Juliétte

Julŷ month cf. Jûdy, Jûlie

júmpstart one word

jùnta or ú; or h-

jûry justice = Jeŵry Jew, cf. Dûry person, Neŵry town

jústíce = Jústis, cf. Mr Jústíce judge

Jústin

Justìne

Jûvenal

Juvenâlia

jûvenîle

juvenília