k as in kit

Before letters e, i (or y) After consonants After “non-short” vowels Rarely after “short” vowels Sometimes before letters a, o, u

keg

ken

kid

Kim

kin

kip

kit

skeg

sketch

skid

skiff

skill

skim

skin

skip

skit

bank

bulk

bunk

busk

chink

chunk

conk

dank

dink

disk

dunk

dusk

fink

funk

gunk

hank

honk

hulk

hunk

husk

ink

junk

kink

lank

link

milk

mink

musk

pink

punk

rank

rink

rusk

sank

shank

shonk

silk

sink

sulk

sunk

tank

thank

think

tusk

wink

wonk

yank

ark

ask

auk

bake

bark

bask

beak

bike

bleak

bloke

book

broke

brook

cake

cask

cheek

choke

chook

cloak

coke

cook

cork

creek

croak

crook

dark

Dirk

dork

drake

duke

eke

fake

flake

flask

fluke

fork

freak

gawk

geek

Greek

hake

hark

hawk

hike

hook

Ike

irk

Jake

jerk

joke

juke

lake

lark

leak

leek

like

Luke

lurk

make

mark

mask

meek

mike

nark

nook

nuke

oak

park

peek

perk

pike

poke

pork

puke

quake

quark

quirk

rake

reek

rook

sake

seek

shake

shark

shirk

shook

shriek

shrike

slake

smoke

snake

soak

sook

spark

speak

spike

spook

squawk

squeak

stake

stark

stoke

stork

streak

stroke

take

task

teak

took

trike

Turk

wake

weak

week

woke

work

yoke

Zeke

adzuki

aikido

akimbo

asking

baking

banking

barking

bikini

bodkin

booking

bulky

bumpkin

busking

chalky

cheeky

conker

cooking

cranky

creaky

croaky

dinky

dorky

dunking

freaky

frisky

funky

gasket

geeky

hiking

hooky

husky

inky

jerkin

jerky

joking

junket

junkie

junkyard

kebab

keeper

kelpie

Kelvin

kernel

Kerry

kettle

Kevin

keypad

kidding

kiddo

kidnap

kidney

kilim

killer

killjoy

kilo

kilter

kimchi

kimono

kina

kinder

kindest

kindle

kindred

kingdom

kingpin

kinship

kiosks

kippers

kissing

kitchen

kitten

kitty

kiwi

liking

looking

mawkish

milking

moniker

mopoke

murky

napkin

pakeha

parking

perky

pesky

pinky

pokies

pumpkin

quirky

ramekin

risky

rookie

shaky

shekel

silky

sinking

skewer

skillet

skinny

skipper

skitter

skittle

sky

skydive

skyline

slinky

smoky

snaky

spoken

spunky

squeaky

stinky

streaky

sulky

taking

token

turkey

Viking

walking

yokel

amok

anorak

apparatchik

Bangkok

batik

beatnik

Bolshevik

flak

mukluk

refusenik

realpolitik

shaslik

springbok

sputnik

trek

wok

yak

yashmak

yuk

gingko

go-kart

kabbalah

kaffir lime

kaftan

kaka

kale

kamikaze

kangaroo

kanji

kapok

kaput

karaoke

karate

Karen

karma

Kasbah

Kate

kauri

Kay

kayak

kazoo

koala

kohl

kohlrabi

kookaburra

kooky

kopek

kosher

kowtow

kudos

kudu

meerkat

okapi

okay

paprika

skat

skate

skua

skulk

skull

skunk

Sokol

ukulele

 

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