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Re: Latin x in 're:x'

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2006, 21:51

R A Brown <ray@...> writes:
> Henrik Theiling wrote: > > Hi! > > Is it known whether _x_ in Latin _re:x_ was voiceless /ks/ or voiced > > /gz/? Since the stem is in -/g/, I'm not sure. > > The evidence clearly points to _x_ always being [ks]. Likewise /b/ + /s/ > was pronounced [ps] - whether one should write these _phonemically_ as > /gs/ and /bs/ is another matter. But /gz/ is certainly incorrect.
Ah, ok. I should have used [], yes. Good you understood me anyway. :-) Thanks! **Henrik