Wednesday, 4 April 2012

a quiz on letter-sound correspondences - no. 2

The letter often stands for /ks/. Sometimes it also represents /gz/. I'm sure you can come up with a few examples.

1 comment:

  1. Well, the textbooks usually say (IIRC) that X corresponds to /gz/ only where it precedes the stressed vowel (and the word is not stress-initial), for example in "exist".

    I think that my pronounciation generally follows that rule, although it's not unusual these days to hear /gz/ after the stressed vowel, for example in "exit".