I am looking to see if anyone can help me understand the difference between these similar sounds:
ĝ & ĵ (gx & jx) c & s
I have been told the gx is like the j in jail or the g in gem & that the jx is like the s in fusion or the j in bonjour. However, when I actually hear speakers or listen to audio clips, they sound much more similar than that.
For the c and s, I'm totally confused. I had not even realized they were two different sounds until I read somewhere that the letters in Esperanto always sound the same and no two letters are to be used interchangeably.
If I could figure out what these (as well as some others that come up, but I can't remember now) sound like, then it would really help my study of the language. I have found it to be extremely enjoyable (And I used to specifically hate learning foreign languages through self-study) and would like to continue learning this.
I have tried some google searches for references/resources and the best I have thus far is the Wikipedia - Esperanto#Sound Values article. It doesn't help me because I have no experience with the IPA.