/j/ in IPA for the "y" sound?

Kookland

Member
Scotland, English
Why does the IPA give the "y" sound as /j/? I've wondered why. Does "j" stand for the sound "y" in Latin? How is the sound of "j" represented in the IPA?
 
  • ps139

    Senior Member
    NYC
    USA, English
    I do not think there were y's in Latin.. but I think you are correct... the IPA /j/ would be like "iulius caesar"

    Though I confuse IPA and APA all the time and maybe I am wrong here.
     
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