Vowels following Z

TonyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Vowels following Z

Could you please clarify the statement "They replace the -z with a -c in all forms. This is because after z  you can only have the vowels a, o and u."
1. The word "zeta" appears to disprove this statement so is there a further qualification to the rule that's missing?

2. Why can those letters not follow "z"?

Gracias!

Asked 1 year ago
DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Also  zen  zeppelin  Zeus  zigzag  Zimbabwe  zinc

I suspect it's because they are foreign words.  although that doesn't explain cebra.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Tony and David

Yes, there are a few words in Spanish that have spelling ze and zi, but these are words that have a different origin and used that spelling originally (Greek origin, Arab origin...) 

Saludos

Vowels following Z

Could you please clarify the statement "They replace the -z with a -c in all forms. This is because after z  you can only have the vowels a, o and u."
1. The word "zeta" appears to disprove this statement so is there a further qualification to the rule that's missing?

2. Why can those letters not follow "z"?

Gracias!

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