So, let's start learning about the multigraph 'cious'. Have you read anything about it before? Well, let's begin, shall we?

English Multigraph "cious"

'cious' is a suffix morphologically and a multigraph phonologically. In this lesson, we will be focusing on its phonological aspect.

Multigraphs are a set of more than two letters that stand together and produce a new sound.

Multigraph cious
Name cious (pronounced /ˈsee ˈaɪ ˈo ˈyou ˈes/)
Sound(s) /ʃəs/

The Multigraph 'cious'

Sound: /ʃəs/

This suffix always comes at the end of simple words and sounds /ʃəs/:

vicious /ˈvɪʃ.əs/

efficacious /ˌef.əˈkeɪ.ʃəs/

salacious /səˈleɪ.ʃəs/

delicious /dɪˈlɪʃ.əs/

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