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See also: Appendix:Variations of "x"
- 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)
- x (as in Latinx, etc)
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.
- (slang) Used to replace a -ks- sound, such as in hax (“hacks”), pix (“pics”), punx (“punks”), folx (“folks”).
- An abbreviation marker.
- Used to form the regular plurals of nouns and adjectives in -au and -eu.
- dieu → dieux ― god → gods
- noyau → noyaux ― core → cores
- hébreu → hébreux ― Hebrew → Hebrews
- Used to form the irregular plurals of a few nouns in -ou (which regularly add -s).
- pou → poux ― louse → lice
Category French words suffixed with -x not found
- Used together with the particle ma to negate verbs and adverbs
- jikteb → ma jiktibx
- he writes → he doesn’t write
- Used on its own or with the particle la to express a negated imperative
- tikteb → tiktibx or: la tiktibx
- you write → don't write
- A suffixed -x, etymologically from the same Arabic noun as the above, also occurs in a handful of Maltese words without a negative meaning, e.g. kollox (“everything”), aktarx (“rather, probably”).
- (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