Letter Qq

The letter Qq presents interesting challenges for new cuers. Like the letter Xx, Qq is unique as letter in written English because it does not consistently represent a single phoneme. In fact, it often serves to represent more than one phoneme in a word. For this reason, instructors may devote time in an introductory cued English class to covering how words with Qq are cued.

Common Pronunciation

The letter Qq is most frequently used with the letter Uu. The pair is most commonly pronounced as a combinations of /kkk/ and /www/ as in quick, quit, and equal.

Examples

queen, quip, equip, equal, quail, status quo, queer, quaint, quiet, inquisition, squire, squeeze, square, squalid, quill, quiver.

See Also

quick

  • /kwɪˈk/
  • /kwiˈk/
  • /kwĭˈk/
  • 2s6t2s

quit

  • /kwɪˈt/
  • /kwiˈt/
  • /kwĭˈt/
  • 2s6t5s

equal

  • /iˈkwəl/
  • /eeˈkwəl/
  • /ēˈkwəl/
  • 5m2s6sd6s

queen

  • /kwiˈn/
  • /kweeˈn/
  • /kwēˈn/
  • 2s6m4s

quip

  • /kwɪˈp/
  • /kwiˈp/
  • /kwĭˈp/
  • 2s6t1s

equip

  • /əkwɪˈp/
  • /əkwiˈp/
  • /əkwĭˈp/
  • 5sd2s6t1s

equal

  • /iˈkwəl/
  • /eeˈkwəl/
  • /ēˈkwəl/
  • 5m2s6sd6s

quail

  • /kweɪˈl/
  • /kwayˈl/
  • /kwāˈl/
  • 2s6c5t6s

status

  • /stæˈtəs/
  • /staˈtəs/
  • /stăˈtəs/
  • 3s5t5sd3s

quo

  • /kwoʊˈ/
  • /kwohˈ/
  • /kwōˈ/
  • 2s6sf

queer

  • /kwɪˈr/
  • /kwiˈr/
  • /kwĭˈr/
  • 2s6t3s

quaint

  • /kweɪˈnt/
  • /kwayˈnt/
  • /kwāˈnt/
  • 2s6c5t4s5s

quiet

  • /kwɑɪˈɪt/
  • /kwieˈit/
  • /kwīˈĭt/
  • 2s6s5t5t5s

inquisition

  • /ɪˌnkwəzɪˈʃən/
  • /iˌnkwəziˈshən/
  • /ĭˌnkwəzĭˈshən/
  • 5t4s2s6sd2t6sd4s

squire

  • /skwɑɪˈɚ/
  • /skwieˈur/
  • /skwīˈûr/
  • 3s2s6s5t5m

squeeze

  • /skwiˈz/
  • /skweeˈz/
  • /skwēˈz/
  • 3s2s6m2s

square

  • /skwɛˈr/
  • /skwehˈr/
  • /skwěˈr/
  • 3s2s6c3s

squalid

  • /skwɑˈlɪd/
  • /skwahˈlid/
  • /skwäˈlĭd/
  • 3s2s6sf6t1s

quill

  • /kwɪˈl/
  • /kwiˈl/
  • /kwĭˈl/
  • 2s6t6s

quiver

  • /kwɪˈvɚ/
  • /kwiˈvur/
  • /kwĭˈvûr/
  • 2s6t2m