[Ads-l] Latinx

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 17 08:46:48 EDT 2020


I heard it on MSNBC yesterday pronounced as "Latin X."

"Latine" is obviously the superior choice, assuming one is even necessary.

JL

JL

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 8:27 AM Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
wrote:

> It makes absolutely no sense. And is it [laˈtinɛks] or [laˈtiŋks]? Anyway
> the obvious third choice given “latino” and “latina” is “latine” [laˈtine].
>
> M
>
> > On 14 Aug 2020, at 15:45, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Huh?
> > https://news.yahoo.com/latinx-mostly-unknown-term-even-035021574.html
> >
> > (Ironic "huh?"  Of course I'm familiar with it! But this spelling is
> > absurd.)
> >
> > JL
> >
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