Consonant Sound K

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This sound can be produced from the letters k, c, and qu.

Words beginning with a ‘c’ are pronounced with a ‘k’ sound, unless the letter after the ‘c’ is e, i, or y. In these words the word is pronounced with an ‘s’ sound.

        Words beginning with ‘qu’ are pronounced with a ‘k’ sound if the letter
before the ‘qu’ is a or i. All other words are pronounced with a ‘q’ sound.

kill kangaroo silk wink
flock cat tic concave
baccarat cocoon liquor lacquer

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How to pronounce the K sound

 

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cat  

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tic
 

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concave  

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cocoon
 

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kangaroo  

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wink 
 

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silk  

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flock
 

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A cat with tics can’t consider crawling across a raccoon’s back.
 

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Conducting concurrent climbing contests causes camels to collide.
 

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Skilled crews of kangaroos and cats can kill flocks of pink pelicans. 

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b ch d f g

h

j k l m n p
q r s sh sz t
th v w x y z



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