[XeTeX] Pronunciation of "XeTeX" in various languages
spence at saar.de
Wed Feb 21 23:10:23 CET 2007
On 21 Feb 2007, at 21:58 , Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 21 févr. 07 à 21:44, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
>> Thinking about it a bit more, I would say you're right: x is usually
>> pronounced /gz/, as in "exercice", while /ks/ would rather be written
>> cc, as in "accessoire"
> ... or xc, as in "exception", or xt, as in "extrême". I imagine it
> may be similar to s, pronounced /z/ when it is surrounded by two
> vowels and /s/ when it is either surrounded by at least one consonant
> or doubled. In the same way, x would be pronounced /gz/ when it is
> surrounded by two vowels and /ks/ when it is surrounded by at least
> one consonant.
> Hope I'm not boring non-French speakers to death!
Then there'd be no one but French-speakers left...
["Ah! meilleur des mondes, où êtes-vous?"]
-- Bob Spence
Université de la Sarre
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