Hello. I'm not sick of jumping up and down. Are you? Let's do more. My name is Ronnie.I'm going to teach you something that I'm really quite excited to teach you. I'm a littlebit insane. That's fine. For years, people have been asking me, "Ronnie, how do you know-- when you see the written letter C -- whether you say it like an S or like a K?""I don't know. I have no idea." So then, I thought about when I was a child. How did I know that,for example, my country Canada is "k" and not "sanada"? Probably because I hear peoplesaying "kanada" and not "sanada". So I had the advantage of listening to people speakEnglish around me. You don't have that advantage maybe. So I have found it, the answer to thisquestion that has been plaguing me for years. I'm going to share it with you. Please donot get as excited as I am right now. Do not jump. I dare you not to jump. So check itout, C pronunciation. Here we go.Sometimes, it sounds like an S. But sometimes, it sounds like a K. How the hell are you goingto know what to do? This is the game. So we have a beautiful list of vowels. So we haveA, E, I, 0, U, and sometimes Y is a vowel. If your word has a C and an A for example,very basic, "cat". If your word has a C and an E -- for example "center", "cell", or "cereal",it's going to sound like an S. If your C word has C and A, it's a K. If your C word hasan I, it's going to sound like an S. If it's followed by an O, it's a K. U, it's a K. AndY, it's an S. So let's check out our new theory.If your word has C followed by the vowel E like this, this sound is actually going tobe S, not "ch" or "k". We don't say "kenter", we say "center". Why? Don't ask me. I've justfigured out how. And this word, "cell", like a cell phone, is actually an S. So it's alsoa homophone, meaning the word "sell" as in "to sell something to someone" has the exactsame pronunciation as your cell phone. So you can sell your cell phone. Bad joke. You love it.So "center", because we have CE, "cell" because we have CE, and delicious morning food, "cereal",because it has CE is always going to sound like an S. Yay.Next one. C plus I -- for example, the word "city" -- because it's CI, it's going to soundlike "city". We have to be really careful again between the S and the SH. It is a sound"s", not "ch". You don't want to say "shitty"; you want to say "city".This word, "cigar", which is a big, fat cigarette -- "cigarette". Hello. It's an S word. -- isgoing to follow the S rule. Oh, "cilantro". Do you know what "cilantro" is? It's a really,really delicious herb. It is common in Mexico and in Thailand and in India. Delicious. Cilantrois an herb, and it makes an S sound because it's CI together. Cool.Next one. These words have the CY. Now, like I said, sometimes, Y is a vowel. Now, beforeI get all crazy and freak out because this is amazing, we must understand one thing inEnglish all the time. There are rules, and there are patterns or methods, but there arealso exceptions to these rules and patterns and methods. So this is not 100 percent forall of the vowels and all of the time. But it's a really, really good guideline to help you figure it out.So this word is "cyber". If you're watching me right now, we're in cyberspace. It's not"kyber"; it's "cyber". And the next one is "cynical". Do you know what "cynical" means?"Cynical" basically means that you think negatively about everything. So if you're cynical likeI am, you think, "I'm never going to figure out the difference between S and K. Oh, Ijust did." So don't be cynical. You can do it.And the next one is -- if you play the drums, the hi-hat is a "cymbal". But you go, "Hey,Ronnie. You spelled that wrong. It's s-y-m-b-a-l." It's not like that. It's actually c-y-m-b-a-l.Do you play the drums? Do you want to start a band? Go to it. "Cymbal".So this is the rule. C plus E, C plus I, C plus Y -- S sound.Let's try out the theory of the K, shall we? So K plus A, K plus O, and K plus U -- K plusA, "Meow", "cat". We can't say "sat". We can't say "kat". It's a cat. This word is a chickenamongst other things. It is the word "cock". So the word "cock" is not "sock" because that'sthe thing you wear on your foot. Please don't put your cock on your foot. And it's a K sound.If you want to take a taxi, it's also called a "cab". Not a "sab", a "cab". This is a CA,CA. We have another example of the CO -- like "cock" -- "coast". The coast is the area wherethe land meets the ocean or the sea, the coastline.The next word is the CU -- "See you later!" -- a CU combination, and this word is "cube"."Cube" is a three-dimensional -- I should be an artist. I've decided. I've never beenable to do a cube. A "cube" is a three-dimensional square. And the last one, "cute". It's not"sute"; it's "cute".So all you have to do is look at the vowels. After the C, if the vowel is E, I, and Y,it's going to sound like an S. After the C, if we've A, O, and U,your word is going to sound like a K.Let's see if you got this. Test time. This word -- I'm not going to tell you how to saythe word, but let's look at our rules. So the very first one is -- we've a C plus anI. C plus I. Good. C plus I is S. Uh-ho. We have another C. What are we going to do withthe other C? Let's check. We have a C plus a U. C plus U -- K. So by our theory, we shouldsay this word "circus". Yes. That is right. Lots of elephants and clowns. Go to the circus.You can now say it.If you have any questions about this, please comment. Please ask me questions. Please visitthe website, www.engvid.com. Bye-bye.