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/j/ Sound Spelled J Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 5th, 2023

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The /j/ sound has several spellings, j, g, ge, dge, dg, and dj.

The "j" spelling is found almost exclusively at the beginning of words or chunks. It is rarely an ending of a word or chunk. Instead of "j," the ending /j/ sound is spelled "ge" (large), "dge" (badge), or "dg" (budg et).

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 100 of them are one-syllable words with the /j/ sound spelled "j'.

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.

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