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This interfix is strictly a written phenomenon, serving to indicate the preservation of a hard c.



  1. (chiefly in verb forms) Added after a word’s terminal ‘c’ when it is suffixed by a morpheme beginning in ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘y’, ‘æ’, or ‘œ’ (usually -ed or -ing), so as to preserve its “hard” [k] sound (as opposed to [s]).

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