Question about Hungarian pronunciation
What is the difference between "o" and "a"; and between "j" and "ly"?
Here is a good description for pronunciation with sound files:
About j and ly: they represent same phoneme /j/ (like y in yellow).
Ly used to represent a different sound, but nowadays it doesn't.
O — like in force.
A — there's no such sound in English. I'm a learner just as you, so I may be wrong: it is close to a in call but with more rounded lips.
A - there is such a sound in English, and it's very much like the A in "Father". That is to say that it's like when the dentist tells you to say "AH" and not like the A in "Cat".