English Jade Lesson Twenty Three : The Yod Sound

Lesson 23 of English Jade teaches you the pronunciation of the yod sound /j/ in English. The yod sound is in many words beginning with the letter ‘y’ such as ‘yes’, ‘yellow’ and ‘yesterday’. In this lesson you will practice the yod in example words and phrases. Note: This speaking skills training to practice /j/ is for high-level professionals. Follow this training to improve your pronunciation, accent and clear speech.

Click the audio player link below to listen to this podcast lesson on how to pronounce the schwa in noun suffixes. Here are a few example words taken from the lesson:


young

yellow

lawyer

opinion

yoghurt

beyond

vineyard

million


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About Jade Joddle Jade Joddle is a speech and voice teacher who gives her non-native speaker clients back the confidence they had in their native language. She teaches high-level professionals to Speak Well in English so that they thrive and succeed.