Appendix:List of English words where C is pronounced exceptionally

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The following English words contain the letter "c" pronounced in a way which is an exception to the rule described as Hard and soft C: the soft "c" occurs when the "c" comes before the letters "e", "i" or "y", and the hard "c" occurs elsewhere.

Hard c where soft c expected[edit]

Also, in any personal name beginning with the patronymic Mc- or Mac-, the c is always hard, even if the name continues with e, i or y. (In “Macy”, the “Mac” is not a patronymic, and the c is soft.)

Soft c where hard c expected[edit]