Re: Pronounciation of k sound in electricity
Not really. It would take several pages to describe in detail all the possible allophonic variations of one single phoneme. Many native speakers are not even aware that they are producing different sounds.
Originally Posted by anhnha
Just to give you a slight idea:
/k/ tends to be aspirated (released with an audible puff of air) when it is the first sound in a word and precedes a vowel or approximant (/l/, /r/, /w/, /j/): cup, chemist, clock, cram, queen, curious.
It is not aspirated after /s/: skip, scheme, score.
There is often no audible release when it is the final sound in a word, or is followed by another plosive: brick, bake, doctor.
It is released nasally when followed by a nasal consonant: sickness, pacman
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