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Dec 12, 2014
The J-pronunciation seems to be limited to swedish politicians, and sometimes business leaders as well. I guess they all go to the same school. The same goes for all of Scandinavia really. The rest of us watch English/American shows and hear how it is supposed to sound.
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Dec 8, 2010
HAHAHAHA I really laughed out loud with this one
Nov 15, 2010
No, as with most speakers of other languages, if they have trouble with a sound, they substitute with the best they can - hence Germans etc often say w as v, and (Asian) Indians vice versa.

If you grow up without a sound, it's hard to learn later in life. And if you're used to a letter being pronounced a certain way, that's hard to change too.
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Jun 24, 2010
Hehe, it's really true that all swedes pronounce J the swedish way even when speaking English, consistenly. I suspect it's intentional.
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