68 - already prepared you to pronounce qu in Spanish...

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The letter  c   The letters  k  and  w  do not occur in Spanish words unless the word has been borrowed from another  language such as English or even Japanese. For example,  el karate  is considered a “Spanish” noun,  even though the  k  is not a Spanish letter.  In Spanish, there are two ways to produce the sound of the English letter  k . When the letter  c  is  followed by an  o, a,  or  u,  it is pronounced like a  k . The  qu  combination must be used to produce the  k  sound in front of an  e  or  i . A word that the English borrowed from the Spanish, “mosquito,” has 
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Unformatted text preview: already prepared you to pronounce qu in Spanish without any w sound. Not like quill, but rather like tequila. This rule results from the fact that the letter c has issues. When followed by o, a, u, or any consonant, it is pronounced like the c in cat, coat, or cut. When c is followed by e or i, it is pronounced like the c in certain or cinder....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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