j / ʤ – jet

  • Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • Place the tip of your tongue at the top of your mouth right behind your upper front teeth.
  • The edges of the middle part of your tongue touch your upper side teeth.
  • In this position, your tongue blocks the flow of air that is being produced.
  • Pull your tongue down so that the tip of your tongue rests behind your lower front teeth.
  • As you pull your tongue down, the air is released and the sound is made.
  • Your teeth and lips are slightly parted and the corners of your mouth are pulled in.
  • Similar sounds: /ch/, /sh/, /zh/