How come the "dix" was pronounced like "di"? I thought the "x" was pronounced at the end.
Dictation exercise A1
If the following word begins with a consonant, it will be pronounced with a silent 'x'. As in di(x) personnes.
If the following word begins with a vowel, it will be pronounced with a z sound. So dix autres is pronounced di-z-autres, dix heures is pronounced di-z-heures.
When used in isolation (like when counting for example), it will be pronounced 'diss'.
The number 6 in french behaves in the same way.
Tricky, french numbers!
No, the trailing -x is silent.
Thank you so much!
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