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How do you pronounce G and J in English?

Asked by Ethel Rodriguez on October 31, 2021

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There are rules that govern whether to pronounce letter “g” as /j/ or /g/. The first rule is that letter “g” is pronounced as /j/ when it is followed by letter “e”, “i” or “y”. This is why you will find letter “g” pronounced differently even in the same words such as gorge, grudge and language.

What is the G sound? The /g/ is a sound from the 'Consonants Pairs' group and it is called the 'Voiced velar stop'. This means that you use the back of the tongue to block airflow from the throat.-The /g/ sound is made through the mouth and it is Voiced which means that you vibrate your vocal chords to make the sound.

How do you say Z in Spanish? Z in Spanish

  1. The letter z in Spanish is pronounced like the s in the English word sun by speakers of Latin American Spanish.
  2. The letter z in Spanish is pronounced like the th in theEnglish word thing by most speakers of Castilian Spanish.

What are some soft G words? "Soft" G -- when grepresents the "j" sound.

GE:
germ gel gem
generate gentle cage
engage wage dodge
nudge fledge grudge