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English

Etymology 1

Suffix

-x

  1. Used to represent a value that may vary: see x.
    I teach all of the 30x classes. (referring to classes numbered 301, 302, 303, etc)

See also

  • x (as in Latinx, etc)

Etymology 2

X is prototypically pronounced [ks] in English; it therefore serves as a convenient shorthand for the digraphs (cs, ks, etc.) or trigraphs (cks etc.) that would otherwise represent that consonant cluster.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-x

  1. (slang) Used to replace a -ks- sound, such as in hax ("hacks"), pix ("pics"), punx ("punks"), folx ("folks").

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Etymology 3

Suffix

-x

  1. An abbreviation marker.
    pax (for passenger), TX (for transmit)

French

Etymology

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • Silent except in liaison environments, when it is pronounced IPA(key): /z?/

Suffix

-x

  1. Used to form the regular plurals of nouns and adjectives in -au and -eu.
    dieu -> dieux - god -> gods
    noyau -> noyaux - core -> cores
    hébreu -> hébreux - Hebrew -> Hebrews
  2. Used to form the irregular plurals of a few nouns in -ou (which regularly add -s).
    pou -> poux - louse -> lice

Derived terms


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Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic (?ay?, "thing"). The same negation suffix is found in most African dialects of Arabic.

Suffix

-x

  1. Used together with the adverb ma to negate verbs and adverbs
    jikteb -> ma jiktibx
    he writes -> he doesn't write

Portuguese

Suffix

-x

  1. (nonstandard, neologism) A gender-neutral, not pronounced suffix that replaces -o and -a in nouns, adjectives and pronouns. Commonly used to attain a politically correct goal.
    Somos todxs um - We are all one

Spanish

Suffix

-x

  1. (nonstandard, neologism) A gender-neutral suffix that replaces -o and -a in nouns, adjectives and pronouns. Commonly used to attain a politically correct goal.

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