Why do we pronounce the word genre, "zjon-ruh"?
Logically, in English it should be pronounced "gen - er" like "centre", no?
We don't pronounce Paris, "Paree", so why do we pick and choose?
Strange thing to dream about, I grant you, but it struck me that there aren't any other words we pronounce with the Zjon sound at the start.
As I type this, I remember "Dijon" has that sound in the middle.