[ˈplɛʒɹ̩]     pleasure
[ɹuʒ]     rouge
[ˈliʒn̩]     lesion
[ɡəˈɹæʒ]     garage %

The [ʒ] sound is one of the least common consonants in English. English spelling has no specific way to spell this sound, but some uses of s, z, and g really represent a [ʒ].

The symbol [ʒ] is usually called "ezh" [ɛʒ] (but also sometimes "yogh"). It was often used in Old Irish and Old English manuscripts.


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