[XeTeX] Pronunciation of "XeTeX" in various languages

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Feb 21 21:49:33 CET 2007

Am 21.02.2007 um 21:18 schrieb Robert Spence:

>> I was never aware of a difference between the pronunciations of the
>> "x" in xylophone and xénophobe, both sound like "kz" to my ears. But
>> maybe this is just the Parisian accent I have.
> In fact, I wasn't aware of a difference either.  When I checked in a
> concise Larousse dictionary (35,000 words) I found /gz/ for the "x"
> in "xylophone" and /ks/ for the "x" in "xénophobe".  But a much
> larger Le Robert/Collins gives /gz/ for both, with---among all the
> words listed under X---only "xi" and "xyste" having the /ks/ sound at
> the beginning.  Strange...

This difference in X words sounds exaggerate to me, too. I only knew  
Xanthippe as an exalt xtrong woman ...

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