Re: "j vs G" and "e vs eh"
-I have always thought that G is pronounced as dj while the j is j. ‘G’ has the hard sound /g/ as in and the soft sound /®/ as in . is usually just //®/ as in , & . I came across few words that left me a little bit confused such as jostling and jury. Is the j in these two words pronounced as dj? See above.
-what about the word jolt is it a dj or j? See above.
There’re certain phonic rules or more precisely generalizations that you could use to predict whether the should be pronounced as its hard sound or soft sound.
a second question about e with words like report , development, defense . is it pronounced as an e in ear or as an eh as in demonstration? The ‘e’ as in < report> & the first ‘e’ in & in has the short ‘i’ sound /w/. We (AE) utter the ‘e’ in as a long ‘e’ /i+/. The’e’ in < demonstration> has the short ‘e’ sound /e/.