Is there any difference in pronunciation between "cazé" and "cacé"?

RuthannA2Kwiziq community member

Is there any difference in pronunciation between "cazé" and "cacé"?

I'm thinking they should sound the same in both peninsular and Latin American Spanish. If that's true then why the spelling change?

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ruthann

Pronunciation would be the same. However it is a question of orthographic rules. Before an -e or an -i, for a [z] sound we will always write it with a -c. We don't have words with -ze or -zi, they will all be written ce or ci. 

Some examples are: cine, cena, hacer, encima, Francisco, cisne, acelerar..

Hope this helps

Saludos

Inma

Is there any difference in pronunciation between "cazé" and "cacé"?

I'm thinking they should sound the same in both peninsular and Latin American Spanish. If that's true then why the spelling change?

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