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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ImJacob

Is both "jag" and "ja" pronounced as "yo?"

Just want to make sure.

December 31, 2014

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blehg

Jag is usually pronounced as 'yah', without the g, in normal speech. The g only appears when you stress the word.

Likewise, ja is usually pronounced as 'ah', without the j. Again, it appears when you emphasize the word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hashmush

I have to listen to this to make sure, but I can't remember ever hearing ja as a. For me jag and ja are always pronounced the same (except if emphasized of course).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blehg

It's an extremely common pronunciation. Usually with a small 'break', making it sound like A-a. The spelling Aa is common in text speak.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hashmush

Ah, of course. But I've always thought of ja and aa as two separate things. Both expressing agreement but to different degrees. That's why I didn't get what you wrote earlier.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

No, neither one are. Listen to them on Forvo.

Jag is ja with a g at the end. So like yahg and yah.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rhythmialex

Not exactly. Jag is often pronounced as ja, leaving the final g silent. But when jag is emphasized, the g should be pronounced clearly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ImJacob

Okay, thanks.

On the listener, both are yo. :c


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

No they're both yah on the listener. The Swedish speaker hopefully isn't that bad... I'm level 2 Swedish but the Dutch speaker was terrible. It was a cross between German and British speaking Dutch. It is very weird, and I actually had to retrain my ear and fix my pronunciation issues after I realized how inaccurate it was. D:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ImJacob

Thanks guys, that cleared up some confusion.

tack

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