K and Q Is there a difference in pronunciation between K and Q ? not the letters , I mean in a word containing either of them
Feb 14, 2017 3:41 AM
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Hi Kareem With the exception of foreign loan words, the "k" in English is always pronounced /k/ and the "q" is always followed by a "u" to form a /kw/ sound. A good example is the word "quick" (pronounced /kwɪk/): by themselves, both the "k" and "q" take the /k/ sound, but you won't see an English word where the "q" doesn't have a "u" following it to form a /kw/. I'm not sure if I answered your question. Please let me know if I didn't.
February 14, 2017
Yes there is a difference. For example, look at the words Queen and King. Or Quilt and Kilt.
February 14, 2017
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