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Overview of Soft c and Soft g
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The letter c can make more than one sound. When the sound of a c is /k/, it is a hard c; however, when the sound is /s/, it is a soft c. When the letters e, i, or y follow the letter c, it makes the soft sound /s/, as in the word city.
The letter g can also make more than one sound. When the sound of g is /g/, it is a hard g; however, when the sound is /j/, it is a soft g. When e, i, or y follow the letter g, it makes the soft sound /j/, as in giant.
Teaching students the characteristics of the soft c and g are crucial. The sooner students learn these basic concepts, the sooner students can read and pronounce more words.