>>>>>> "X" leads us to Xavier and, finally, back from Charles to Kinbote
> Xavier in Russian is Ksaverij, and Charles Xavier = Karl Ksaverij (as
> is correctly translated of course in Russian translations of PF), i.e.
> CX = KK.
> Victor Fet
Victor/Carolyn: that particular transcription (X -> KS) depends on
phonetic assumptions: how the X in Xavier sounds to Slavic ears, and how
best to represent that sound using the available characters.
we don't know too much about Zemblan phonetics? We do know that the
X has a broad range of 'legitimately attested' sounds ranging from Z to
to my favourite soft CH (BASQUE!). Every scouser has known this since
payer Xavi Alonso joined Liverpool Football Club. As I posted years ago,
Catholic school in Liverpool is still pronounced St Francis EXavier!
(JM: Brits have also learned to pronounce the Chelsea manager's name,
Mourinho, as befits the Special One from Portugal! Calling him YOZAY is
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