French pronunciation

The letter combination sc has two possible pronunciations:

  1. Sc plus a soft vowel is pronounced as a single sound: [s]
  2. When sc precedes a hard vowel or a consonant, the two letters are pronounced separately: [sk]
Par exemple…
sceller   to seal
la science   science
susciter   to provoke, arouse
un escargot   snail
scruter   to scrutinize
tarabiscoté   ornate, fussy

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