How Do You Spell XI?
The spelling of the word "xi" may seem confusing at first, but it is actually quite straightforward when using IPA phonetic transcription. In IPA, "xi" is pronounced as /saɪ/, meaning it is made up of two individual sounds: "s" and "i", which is pronounced like "eye". Therefore, the "x" in "xi" is actually pronounced as the "s" sound. This may seem strange, but it is not uncommon in languages such as Chinese or Greek, where "x" is also pronounced as "s".