[XeTeX] Pronunciation of "XeTeX" in various languages

Gildas Hamel gweltaz at ucsc.edu
Wed Feb 21 21:59:55 CET 2007

Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 21.02.2007 um 21:18 schrieb Robert Spence:
>> 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 ...
I can report that the number of times I have heard the word xylophone 
pronounced or pronounced it myself is very low.  Usually in fogged up 
circumstances.  I can't remember if it was gzilofone or ksilofone.  I'd 
like to think it was the second.  As for xénophobe, a more frequent 
occurrence both in France and California, is there a phonological 
marking for something between gz and ks?  I think I'm doing something in 
--gildas hamel

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