In the days following the birth of X Æ A-12, a newborn baby in Grimes and born Elon Musk, I've tried my best to ignore the fact that Two rich people discovered and tied this generation with a code from Dan Brown's novel that was rejected instead of the name. But when I heard their parents' illegal explanations of how a name could be given to a newborn baby, I found that I couldn't stop it, as there is no explanation for the fact that this combination of symbols does not make the sound of the English language.
Thinking about the actual sound of this child's name that would keep me occupied for about 24 hours, like the myths surrounding the real name of god and music of the frames and mysteries and philosophers of the past or I spent weeks trying to remember the assigned monk of a college boy and whom we all already called Possum.
In the days following the announcement of the birth, Grimes told Instagram followers, "X, like character X. Then AI Like how the book said A and me." But in the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Musk challenged him by saying: "X, book X. Then, the word, & # 39; Ash. & # 39; "These descriptions confused me a lot, as, from what I heard., X made many different sounds depending on the letters around me. None of those ideas fit the" A "sound I was being taught produced. Ngiz I have tried many variations, which sound from "kkssssaaa" to "exaaaa."
According to Dr. Kevin B. McGowan, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Kentucky, the reason I couldn't make the English-sounding sound from the genres and symbols given by Musk and Grimes is that English speakers can't combine these two sounds with the visual word:
“The short answer is that the sound of one word is & # 39; x & # 39; she understands little English. & # 39; x & # 39; most often used [ks] as in the & # 39; ax & # 39; or & # 39; ex & # 39 ;? This will make a name [& # 39; ksæ], ”Dr McGowan wrote in an email. "But this combination of & # 39; ks & # 39; s not the beginning of the English word."
When I called and asked him to make a sound for me, which sounded like it never happened even when an expert did it, Dr. McGowan explained that the character is a gaglice that binds vowels to both and is sometimes referred to as “Ash” by sound practitioners, although ash is not the sound. Instead, the ligature causes the sound to be produced "backwards." This vowel sound connected to any X-sound does not apply to English-speaking languages, although McGowan thinks that Greek or Russian speakers might be able to do something about it.
So either Musk doesn't understand what the sound Æ is making or he wasn't listening when his girlfriend explained the concept to him. He admits that his contribution to this name was part of A-12, representing an airplane or atmosphere or something. I forgot which one is and will never look again.
The use of Grimes' pronunciation makes the word possible, but only if we call X "ex," which makes the word X-A-I, as letters are repeated alphabetically. Adding A-12 to pronunciation is more than a phonetic specialist, according to McGowan: "A-12 leaves this field of languages altogether," he told me. "You need a mathematician."
But in honor of the time of all mathematicians in the world, I think we probably don't. Apologies to all linguists who have already been made illegal by my stupid search.