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    Question Help me pronounce. plz

    A friend of mine pronounced my name in an odd fashion. He claimed he pronounced it properly according to the rules of English.
    Made me curious. How do you pronounce Tyxis?

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    ticks-iss is what i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyxis View Post
    He claimed he pronounced it properly according to the rules of English.
    There are rules of pronunciation in English? Strange.

    It's either ticks-iss, tike-siss, or perhaps even tie-kiss

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    English is a language where people pronounce tomayto and tomahto, and both are correct. Especially for names, there isn't really a right or wrong, as long as you're saying some variation of how the letters should sound.

    Tike-sis is how I would say it, but Ticks-sis is correct too.
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    tai-sis

    10char

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulkgor View Post
    tai-sis

    10char
    Why are you disregarding the "x"?
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    ^..............10chars @ 'ticks-iss'

    how is it supposed to be pronounced?

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    Ticks-iss. I think that's how x works in that situation, but honestly, I'm just guessing. I'm much better with the written word.

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    Taick- sis

    Why? It sounds cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caiada View Post
    Ticks-iss. I think that's how x works in that situation, but honestly, I'm just guessing. I'm much better with the written word.
    Exactly my thinking. Tyx (ticks) like Styx (sticks) + iss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheImmortalLordAtlas View Post
    Exactly my thinking. Tyx (ticks) like Styx (sticks) + iss.
    My question wasn't how the x works, but how the y works. Styx, pronounced sticks, is a good example. But there are equally valid counterexamples in Sty, Sky, Psy(-add suffix of choice), etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belfpala View Post
    My question wasn't how the x works, but how the y works. Styx, pronounced sticks, is a good example. But there are equally valid counterexamples in Sty, Sky, Psy(-add suffix of choice), etc.
    Vowels are short in syllables with a coda (final consonant/s). Tysis (ty-sis) would be 'tie' (long i), but Tyxis (tik-sis) is 'tick' (short i).

    Yes, English does have rules. The problem is that we haven't had a big spelling reform in the last few hundred years and the language has, uh, changed a bit in that time >_> But the system still works (more or less).

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    'Tie' 'Zis'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baphomette View Post
    Vowels are short in syllables with a coda (final consonant/s). Tysis (ty-sis) would be 'tie' (long i), but Tyxis (tik-sis) is 'tick' (short i).

    Yes, English does have rules. The problem is that we haven't had a big spelling reform in the last few hundred years and the language has, uh, changed a bit in that time >_> But the system still works (more or less).
    Psychology. How do I know if the first syllable ends in a consonant or not? It's really the same question asked by the OP. Sigh-kol o-gee (correct) seems just as valid as Sick-ol-o-gee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheImmortalLordAtlas View Post
    Why are you disregarding the "x"?
    He's not, the x is like an s sound... (xylophone).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X#Usage

    There's a bit under English that makes me think it's Ticks-iss.

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    Like a russian person saying Texas.

    Tyek-sus

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheImmortalLordAtlas View Post
    Why are you disregarding the "x"?
    As a poster already said, i didn't. The 'x' reads more like an 'sss', so Tyxis is like "Tai-ssis".

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