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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17200 on: June 02, 2021, 09:42:34 pm »
Not necessarily. Apparently "Latinx" is controversial, especially among the people to whom it's supposed to apply. I just read something about this ... somewhere ... lately, but I can't remember where, so I can't provide a reference.   :(  I remember reading something like "Latinx" is popular among academics and some sexual minorities--I've seen journalists use it, too--but among others maybe not so much. Grammar and pronunciation are involved ( Is it "Latincks" or "Latin-ex"?). There was some question, too, about the use being "imposed" by people--like academics--who are outside the community. Since we're now supposed to refer to people the way they prefer, I suppose this could get quite messy,


I was wondering about how Latinx was pronounced as well, and it just so happens that I'm watching a Vice channel movie called "HIV:  The Neglected Pandemic", and one of the people interviewed was Javier Muņoz from "Hamilton".  He was talking about being Latinx and he pronounced it as "Lateenex"


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17201 on: June 03, 2021, 08:32:01 am »

I was wondering about how Latinx was pronounced as well, and it just so happens that I'm watching a Vice channel movie called "HIV:  The Neglected Pandemic", and one of the people interviewed was Javier Muņoz from "Hamilton".  He was talking about being Latinx and he pronounced it as "Lateenex"

That's "Lateenex," to rhyme with (sorry!) Kleenex?
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17202 on: June 03, 2021, 11:03:35 am »
He was talking about being Latinx and he pronounced it as "LLateenex"

That's good news! I've been pronouncing it LA-tin-əx, with a kind of mumbled schwa in the last syllable. A bit awkward. Pronouncing it La-TEEN-ex is more graceful, and since Latino/a stress the second syllable, it makes sense that Latinx would, too.

 

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17203 on: June 03, 2021, 04:36:45 pm »
That's "Lateenex," to rhyme with (sorry!) Kleenex?

That's good news! I've been pronouncing it LA-tin-əx, with a kind of mumbled schwa in the last syllable. A bit awkward. Pronouncing it La-TEEN-ex is more graceful, and since Latino/a stress the second syllable, it makes sense that Latinx would, too.


Yes, it rhymes with "Kleenex".........Latin is pronounced "Lah-tin", but a male is La TEEN oh, and a female is La TEEN ah, so it's La TEEN ex


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17204 on: June 07, 2021, 08:24:53 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




Ok, so when's the next 3-day holiday weekend?

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We've got time for that, so let's stay in the present.  How is everyone doing now?

Work is still busy, but I'm chugging along, thankfully. 

I had a dentist appointment today for my 6 month cleaning.  They found a small cavity that I have to get taken care of next week.  Other than that, no major issues with the teeth.

The heat is starting to work my nerves, and summer hasn't even begun yet!   :laugh:  Thank God for central air!

Will be at mom and dad's place for father's day on the 20th.  Mom has ordered a bunch of food, and we'll have about 11 people there for lunch.  Will be good to see everyone again.  :)


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17205 on: June 07, 2021, 11:08:58 pm »

I was wondering about how Latinx was pronounced as well, and it just so happens that I'm watching a Vice channel movie called "HIV:  The Neglected Pandemic", and one of the people interviewed was Javier Muņoz from "Hamilton".  He was talking about being Latinx and he pronounced it as "Lateenex"

Wait. I missed this. There is an entire channel devoted to Vice?  :o
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17206 on: June 08, 2021, 10:24:17 am »
Ok, so when's the next 3-day holiday weekend?

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This post reminded me to check what day July 4 is on this year. It's on a Sunday! Yay!

hat's about perfect, as far as I'm concerned. I work Saturdays, so I wouldn't want it on that day. If it's on Sunday we'll get Monday off. And since that's usually my weekend, I can either take Tuesday off or save the PTO. Probably the former -- I have a lot of PTO left to use this year as it is.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17207 on: June 08, 2021, 04:01:51 pm »
Wait. I missed this. There is an entire channel devoted to Vice?  :o

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/shows


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17208 on: June 08, 2021, 04:02:53 pm »
This post reminded me to check what day July 4 is on this year. It's on a Sunday! Yay!

hat's about perfect, as far as I'm concerned. I work Saturdays, so I wouldn't want it on that day. If it's on Sunday we'll get Monday off. And since that's usually my weekend, I can either take Tuesday off or save the PTO. Probably the former -- I have a lot of PTO left to use this year as it is.


It works for me too.  It means I'll get Monday off work, so I can stay up late for fireworks (if I choose to go), and sleep in the next day.  ;D


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #17209 on: June 08, 2021, 10:17:54 pm »
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.