Hello there! Does anyone know why words like threaten and frighten have a small upper j phonetic symbol in the dictionary? What does it mean? How is it pronounced? I thought I knew some phonetics, but apparently I need some updating. I know how and where /j/ appears and how it is pronounced, but I can´t figure out what that tiny j is doing in words like the ones above. I apologise if this is the wrong place to post this question. Please feel free to move it to wherever it should be. Thank you very much. Edit: I´ve found this thread http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2279608 Apparently that is the phenomenon that occurs here, or similar. So I´ve reopened it, in case someone is interested in this topic.