J

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LetterJ.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER J
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+004A
I ← Basic Latin → K

Translingual[edit]

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Letter[edit]

J upper case (lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol[edit]

J

  1. (metrology) The symbol for joule, the unit of work or energy in the International System of Units
  2. jack (playing card)
  3. Archaic form of I ‎(1).

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Other representations of J:


English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j, plural Js or J's)

  1. The tenth letter of the English alphabet, called jay and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In some names beginning with "J" of northern or eastern European origin, "J" is pronounced as a "Y", for example in the former country of Jugoslavia, which in English more recently is more commonly spelled as Yugoslavia.
  • In Spanish names and loanwords beginning with "J", the "J" is usually pronounced as an "H", for example in the name Julio.

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Noun[edit]

J ‎(plural Js or J's or JJ)

  1. (slang) (plural Js or J's) A marijuana cigarette. (Abbreviation of joint.)
  2. In the name of a serial publication: abbreviation of Journal.
    • 1969, The Law Commission, Family Law: Report on Financial Provision in Matrimonial Proceedings (Law Com. No. 25)[1], London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, OCLC 634701138, paragraph 29, note 57:
      "Custody or upbringing" is regarded as including access; yet in B. v. B. & F. above no regard was paid to the welfare of the infants which was irrelevant to the particular issue with which the court was concerned—namely whether children were "children of the family". But the effect was to deprive the husband of access and it seems clear that whether or not he was the father, access could have been awarded to him in an application other than under s. 34 of the 1965 Act if the welfare of the children so demanded: [1969] Cam. L.J. [Cambridge Law Journal] 37 []
  3. (law, postnominal) (plural JJ) Abbreviation of judge or justice.
    • 1992 June 3, Chief Justice Anthony Mason; Justice Michael McHugh, “Mabo v Queensland (No 2)”, in Australasian Legal Information Institute[2], High Court of Australia:
      In the result, six members of the Court (Dawson J. dissenting) are in agreement that the common law of this country recognizes a form of native title which, in the cases where it has not been extinguished, reflects the entitlement of the indigenous inhabitants, in accordance with their laws or customs, to their traditional lands and that, subject to the effect of some particular Crown leases, the land entitlement of the Murray Islanders in accordance with their laws or customs is preserved, as native title, under the law of Queensland. The main difference between those members of the Court who constitute the majority is that, subject to the operation of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), neither of us nor Brennan J. agrees with the conclusion to be drawn from the judgments of Deane, Toohey and Gaudron JJ. that, at least in the absence of clear and unambiguous statutory provision to the contrary, extinguishment of native title by the Crown by inconsistent grant is wrongful and gives rise to a claim for compensatory damages.
  4. (Britain, road transport) Abbreviation of junction.
    The Highways Agency plan to close J10 of the M5 to refurbish the motorway bridge.

Related terms[edit]

  • CJ (law)

References[edit]


American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(Stokoe J)

  1. The letter J

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

J upper case (lower case j)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(capital, lowercase j)

  1. The tenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: I
  • Next letter: K

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called jo or je and written in the Latin script.

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called jii and written in the Latin script.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the German alphabet.

Symbol[edit]

J

  1. (chemistry) The chemical symbol of iodine.

Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /iˈlunɡa/
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [j], [ʒ], [dʒ] (varies according to the source language of the borrowed term)

Letter[edit]

J m, f ‎(invariable, lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the Latin alphabet, called i lunga in Italian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The letter J is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found in loanwords and in Latinisms, where it is a variant of the letter I.

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Latin[edit]

In Latin, the letter J is a modern typographical convention for the consonant form of I. The letter I in ancient times represented either a vowel or a consonant, see I for more information.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lv

Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

J

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [d͡ʒe]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [d͡ʒ]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [t͡ʃ]

Letter[edit]

J

  1. The tenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J (capital, lowercase j)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /ʒ/. Preceded by Î and followed by K.

Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(lower case j)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(capital, lowercase j)

  1. The 11th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by I and followed by K.

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /tʃ/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /tʃæ/

Letter[edit]

J upper case (lower case j)

  1. The fourth letter of the Somali alphabet, called ja and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The fourth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by T and followed by X.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The tenth letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

J ‎(upper case, lower case j)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called je and written in the Latin script.

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