Episode 20: Letter C

The letter C has split personalities. Sometimes it has a hard "K" sound, sometimes it has a soft "S" sound, and some other times, it's a part of letter combinations whose pronunciations vary from word to word. The cause of these split personalities is rooted in a complicated history, both in the writing and pronunciation of the letter. Today's episode explores the longterm evolution of "C" from its origins in ancient Phoenicia to its role in Modern English. 

Download and Subscribe:

iTunes      Libsyn     Stitcher