White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Alphabet Letter "X", Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

At home in the United States, I can go weeks or months without encountering the alphabet letter "X" in everyday life.  Here, I can  barely go a few minutes.  And to make it even more challenging, the "X" can be pronounced different ways depending upon where it falls in a word, or whether it is Mayan rooted or influenced:  "sh" or  "eesh" or "ks" or "s" or "h."  Good luck.

A "bahia" is a bay  in English.


A "caleta" is a creek, cove, small bay or inlet in English.

And, for further example, don't forget the words:  México, Xcaret, or XpuHa, which are seen daily. We, on the other hand, have xylophone, xrays, xmas, xerox, and mostly a bunch of proper nouns, drug names, or scrabble words - seldom seen and, in any case, not nearly as cool as here.

I know that some of my New England friends are xylophilous and even create art using a xylotypographic process but, when you're away from home and if you're ever out to sea and see a xanthic xeme flying near a xebec you should get away quickly but, once safely away, still notify an ornithological society - it might be a rare sighting.


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