How do you pronounce Carl Jung's last name?

Jung, the surname of Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology, is pronounced as Yung. The letter "j" is always said in Swiss-German as a "y" sound in English.

The Swiss German alphabet consists of the same 26 characters as in English. There is also the addition of a diacritical mark, the "umlaut." Most German vocabulary is derived from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

Swiss German words are generally accented on the first syllable.

The t is unaspirated, making it sound more like d.

Swiss German uses a guttural r, similar to that used by French; not a growling "r" as in English.

See's Swiss Pronunciation Guide to learn more.

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Thursday, June 09 2016


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