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What is the rule of hard C and K? Means in Calcutta has a hard C not K Why? what is the rules?

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c followed by vowels a/o/u is hard and with vowels e/i/y is soft. In English the sound of hard c is /k/ e.g. car and soft c is /s/ e.g. cell
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Well the rule is Letter "c" as Hard "k" or as Soft "s": The letter c is pronounced : when followed by a, o, u or a consonant at the end of a word The letter c is pronounced : when followed by e, i or y
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See, there are exception to every rule in English. As best illustrated: ghoti can be pronounced as fish gh, pronounced as in tough ; o, pronounced as in women ; and ti, pronounced as in nation . So, perhaps you should rather try to acquaint yourself with the underlying but somewhat incoherent...
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See, there are exception to every rule in English. As best illustrated: ghoti can be pronounced as fish gh, pronounced [f] as in tough [t?f]; o, pronounced [?] as in women [?w?m?n]; and ti, pronounced [?] as in nation [?ne???n]. So, perhaps you should rather try to acquaint yourself with the underlying but somewhat incoherent structure of it's phonetic system. read less
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Usually, a c or g sound is hard or soft depending on the vowel that follows it. Here's the general rule: When c or g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard. cap, cave, colt, comedy, curly, cuddle gas, gather, goblet, goddess, gum, gutter When c or g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft. census,...
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Usually, a c or g sound is hard or soft depending on the vowel that follows it. Here's the general rule: When c or g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard. cap, cave, colt, comedy, curly, cuddle gas, gather, goblet, goddess, gum, gutter When c or g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft. census, center, circle, citizen, cycle, cymbal gel, general, giant, ginger, gypsy, gyrate read less
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c comes directly before the letters e , i or y we use the /s/ sound.
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Hard C is used when it has a vowel after it. It's generally pronounced as the k sound. Eg Car. Soft C is used when words are pronounced with the sound s Eg Cent So Calcutta is actually pronounced as Kalkutta with both hard C Hoe it helped.. For more help, feel free to contact me :)
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Hard C- When followed by a, o, u Example- cat, cool, cut etc. Soft C- When followed by e, i or y Example- cell, city, cycle etc.
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this is made by indian govt
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