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Am I going mad here - surely the letter "x" is pronounced?

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southdevondelight Wed 03-Oct-12 19:01:10

The words I'm having trouble with are LUXURY or LUXURIOUS. Just recently I've heard quite a few people saying LUGury or LUGurious - what's this all about then? Not just people I know either - TV reporters etc and it's definitely a hard "g" sound.

Is it just me?

lottiegarbanzo Wed 03-Oct-12 19:03:51

Shurely lugsury, not just lugury.

NimChimpsky Wed 03-Oct-12 19:04:30

I haven't heard this. All of dh's family pronounce accelerate, ackZelerate however. It physically hurts to hear it.

EleanorHandbasket Wed 03-Oct-12 19:06:18

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weegiemum Wed 03-Oct-12 19:08:12

I like the spanish "shh" pronunciation.

In spanish, natch!

southdevondelight Wed 03-Oct-12 19:41:49

Sorry, yes of course I meant to type LUGS .....

And it still bugs the hell out of me! smile

lottiegarbanzo Wed 03-Oct-12 21:33:23

Ooh, I knew I'd think of some others - Dezember. I once knew someone who insisted absurd was pronounced obzurd. So extra zs, a whole different topic.

Eggstra, eggsaggerate - replacing xs with gs is not uncommon, is it? Never seggs though, is it?

WMittens Fri 05-Oct-12 08:27:18

Hmmm, I pronounce LUK-shury and lug-SHUR-ious (although the latter with a 'hard' sound, maybe more like 'szjhur' - I'm not explaining that very well, am I?).

I only pronounce LUG-shury if I'm doing Monty Python impressions.

nickeldaisical Fri 12-Oct-12 16:27:13

i say luckshury.

nickeldaisical Fri 12-Oct-12 16:28:24

and lugshurious.

i've just sounded it out.

luckshurious sounds wrong.

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