Unit 4.1


Letters: C-G

Sounds and letters

The letters c and g represent velar plosive consonants, respectively voiceless and voiced.

The velar sounds are:

UppercaseLowercasePhonetics
Cc/k/
Gg/g/

c: cat, close, cut;
g: game, get, go.

Velar consonants are articulated with the tip of the tongue pressed against the soft palate, forming a barrier. When a stream breaks through this obstacle, sound is produced.

  • c: voiceless, vocal cords do not vibrate during the articulation of the consonant;
  • g: voiced, vocal cords vibrate during the articulation of the consonant.

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