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How should I pronounce ConTeXt? In TeX and LaTeX x is χ so it is TeΧ and LaTeΧ. However the t after X make such pronounciation in ConTeXt difficult.

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It depends on context! :-P –  Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Nov 15 '10 at 21:19
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The 'eχt' combination actually occurs naturally in Dutch, so be careful what you call difficult. I'll grant you 'difficult to learn', though. ;-) –  Esteis Feb 20 '12 at 18:18
    
Pronouncing it as "contekt" would be similar to the English word "contact." So at least in this simplification, I don't think the "kt" combination is at all difficult for a native English speaker. –  Charles Staats Feb 13 at 20:14
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AFAIK, just like the English word "context" (may be with some Dutch accent to match Hans' ;)).

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So the rule is that TeX is pronounce as TeX at the end of word in TeX community? –  Maciej Piechotka Nov 15 '10 at 20:17
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Iirc, ‘TeXpert’ is pronounced ‘teχpert’, not ‘tekspert’. So the convention isn’t always to match the similar English word. –  Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Nov 15 '10 at 21:24
    
I don't think there is a general rule (AFAIK, there is no official pronouncation for LaTeX either). –  Khaled Hosny Nov 15 '10 at 23:41
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@Peter If you read the TeXbook, you’ll know that you’re not a TeXpert at all but a TeXnician. –  Josh Lee Jan 28 '11 at 5:09
    
@jleedev: sadly, I’m neither — I started the book, but never finished it… –  Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Jan 28 '11 at 5:22
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