(p. 457) j ja. [Tel.] n. The letter J; as in జింక, జెర్రి. In all Sanskrit words it is thus pronounced, as బీజము, జాలము In Telugu words it retains this sound when followed by I, E, or AI as జిలుగు. But with other vowels it is sounded as Z, or dz. Thus ాబు స్జ. As initials, the letters చ, cha and జ, ja are often used at pleasure. The initial aspirates also are used without rule. In some Telugu words, జ, డ, ద are equivalent, thus: గోజు, గోడు and గోదు are the same.