Nahuatl pronunciation on TV

John F. Schwaller schwallr at
Tue Jan 14 17:09:44 UTC 2003

At 05:03 PM 1/14/03 +0000, jmchavar at wrote:
>Almost everyone in Mexico City pronounce Tlaxcala, Texcoco, Xochimilco,
>Mixocac and other words with the "x" as "s"

I wouldn't go that far.  Xochimilco is still normally pronounced show -
chee - MEEL - co  at least among the folks I hang out with.  Certainly
among all the girls, big and little, names Xochitl, the name is usually
pronounced with the -sh- not a simple -s-

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