/j/ Sound Spelled DJ Word List
The /j/ sound has several spellings, j, g, ge, dge, dg, and dj.
The "dj" spelling of the /j/ sound is uncommon and, although it does occur in a few words, "dj" is not treated as a digraph in the OnTrack Reading curriculum. Instead, as noted below the list, it is better to form a “perfect pronunciation” of the words in which that letter combination occurs, separately pronouncing both the "d" and the "j".
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, four of them are words with the /j/ sound spelled "dj".
Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.