oktavian (bmh4d0k3n) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Intervocalic voicing?

Not to rely too much on orthography, but I've recently been noticing a variation in how written x manifests itself phonetically between two vowels. I pronounce "exit" with [gz] but "exodus" with [ks]. I actually started noticing this more after hearing Rufus Wainwright sing "exit" with [ks] (in "Between My Legs"), which I wasn't used to. I recently heard "exile" with [gz] on The Rachel Maddow Show (in reference to the Wisconsin Democratic senators currently in Illinois); I pronounce it with [ks].

How do you pronounce these words, and where are you from?

exit
exile
exodus/Exodus
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