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Re: I meant that...

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, January 8, 2001, 23:12
Tero Vilkesalo wrote:
> > I read again my message and saw that it was a little unclear. I don't know > why they use x for sh-sound in Catalonia and parts of Latin America (Mexico, > I think). I was trying to say that I use them for convenience myself. :)
Because in Old Spanish (and Modern Portuguese, incidentally), {x} was the "sh" sound, and {j} the "zh" sound, {x} was often derived from Latin {x}, thru the change /ks/ -> /js/ -> /S/, e.g., "dixit" /diksit/ -> /dikse/ -> /dijse/ -> /diSe/ -> /dixe/ ("dije") -- ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42