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etc. (et cetera) is pronounced "it setera" as you all know.
But I've run into a couple of people who pronounce it "ik setera"!
I'm I'm sure that they pronounced it with a "k".
I've looked for the pronunciation in several dictionaries and could not find any that list "ik setera" as a pronunciations.
Any input on that?
Merriam Webster does, though it's a dialectal pronunciation
Etcetera - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
According to John Wells in the LPD, /k/ is generally considered to be incorrect.