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    ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    Hi,

    ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    Do all the words of English follow this rule or are there some exceptions?

    For example: city, ginger, gym, cell etc.

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    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.
    This is normally the case, but note:
    /k/-Celt, Celtic (the people)
    /tʃ/ - cello, cellist
    /g/ -geese, get, gig give, gift, gilt, begin, gynaecology
    /dʒ/ - gaol
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    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    /g/ -geese, get, gig give, gift, gilt, begin, gynaecology
    and geyser

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    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    And giddy, gimmick and gelding.
    I am not a teacher

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    #5

    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    And gimme.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    And gill

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    #7

    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    The rule probably only works for words of Latin derivation, not Greek or Germanic.

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    #8

    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    and gig, gynecology, giddy,

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    #9

    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    and gig, gynecology, giddy,
    Yes, which have all been given already.

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    #10

    Re: ''C'' and ''G'' make soft sounds when followed by ''e,i'y''.

    Missed them.

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