k is a breathed consonant

Press the back of the tongue against the soft palate. Lower the tongue quickly and expel the breath at the same time, making an explosive sound.

Equivalents: c as in cat; ch as in echo; qu as in queue

Phonetic Symbol, k

Drill: kah, ka, kee, koo, koh, kaw ak, ek, ik, ook, uk, ok

This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:

car

can

care

kale

kept

curl

key

kit

cute

cool

cook

kind

cold

cut

coil

call

cot

cow

  1. '' Katy-did, Katy-didn't,'' called the
  2. Claude, carry the can of corn to the kitchen, please
  3. The cat and her kittens could not catch the canary
  4. Kenneth 's curiosity caused him to kick the crate over
  5. The courteous clerk called a cab for the colonel and the captan

lack

ache

American

neck

basque

escape

sick

echo

drinking

nook

school

picture

duck

clicking

knuckle

lock

liquor

p1cmc

  1. Mrs Cook took the cocoanut cake out of the box.
  2. "Did the hawk fly to the oak" asked Miss Park.
  3. Dick and Conrad walked to the lake.
  4. When Frank called, Jack heard the echo.
  5. Tick, tock! ticked the old kitchen clock.
  6. Christopher Columbus discovered American.
  7. The cuckoo catches many destructive insects.
  8. Kind Santa Claus filled Becky's stockings.
  9. Cora's uncle took a picture of the Country Club.
  10. Oscar saw the clown and the camel at the circus.
  11. The sound k occurs in Kentucky, Kansas, and Nebraska.
  12. "Did the jackal and the camel cross the current?"
  13. "Does the Yukon rise in Canada and flow through Alaska?" asked Clinton.
  14. The cricket chirped, the kettle hummed, the fire crackled, and still Christina rocked and.
  15. In October Catherine and Caroline left Connecti­cut and crossed the continent to visit their uncle and cousins in California.
  16. "Fear not each sudden sound and shock 'Tis of the wave and not the rock."