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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-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 alsoEdit

  • x (as in Latinx, etc)

Etymology 2Edit

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.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-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 3Edit

SuffixEdit

-x

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

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-x

  1. Used to form the regular plurals of nouns and adjectives in -au and -eu.
    dieu → dieuxgod → gods
    noyau → noyauxcore → cores
    hébreu → hébreuxHebrew → Hebrews
  2. Used to form the irregular plurals of a few nouns in -ou (which regularly add -s).
    pou → pouxlouse → lice

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَيْء(šayʾ, thing). The same negation suffix is found in most African dialects of Arabic.

SuffixEdit

-x

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

PortugueseEdit

SuffixEdit

-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

SpanishEdit

SuffixEdit

-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.