Rulebreakers for the c/k spellings.

Rule Breakers - these words break spelling rules A few words break the normal rules. Most of these words are fairly recent imports into English from other languages.

Some examples:

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karaoke (Japanese) karate
kangaroo (Aborigine) kookaburra (Aborigine) skunk
(Native American)
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Greek and French words

There are two more ways of spelling the /k/ sound:

1. Words which came from ancient Greek use ch, for example:

Christmas echo chemistry

You'll find more on these words in Unit 5.

2. Many French words use -que, for example:

antique mosque boutique

You'll find more on these words in unit 3.

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