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X marks the spot (was: txt msgs & BrSc)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Monday, June 18, 2001, 18:13
At 12:02 am -0400 18/6/01, John Cowan wrote:
>Raymond Brown scripsit: > >> Indeed, there >> is a distinct tendency here for semi-literate to read initial x- as /Egz/ >> in unusual words, e.g. 'xanthic' /Eg"zanTIk/, 'xiphoid' /Eg"zIfQjd/, >> 'Xerxes' /Eg"z@(r)ksiz/, etc. I've even heard /Eg"zajl@f@un/ ! > >Here too. I even know some Javiers who think the English version of >their name is /Eksejvi@r/!
Yep - I'd forgotten one. Common enough here: "St Francis Exavier" Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================