I would like to clear up a question I have about the pronunciation of 'j' in the phrase 'bonne journée' in French. Up until recently, I just assumed it was pronounced identically to how 'j' is normally pronounced in french (/ʒ/), as in 'bonjour'. But lately I have been hearing something close to the pronunciation of j as in English or Italian.
The example in Forvo sounds like a /j/ : Forvo
In the following link the phonetic transcription also seems to use /j/
If this is true, then what is the reason for this departure from the usual pronunction? Or is it just an artifact due to fast speaking. I don't want to sound like I'm splitting hairs; I'm just really curious. Any input is appreciated.