In the days following the birth announcement, Grimes told Instagram followers, “It’s just X, like the letter X.
Like how you said the letter A then I.” But then on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Musk contradicted her: “It’s just X, the letter X.
And then, the Æ is, like, pronounced ‘Ash.’” These explanations only made me more confused, as, in my experience, X makes a lot of different noises depending on the letters surrounding it.
So either Musk doesn’t understand what sound Æ makes or he simply wasn’t listening when his girlfriend explained the concept to him.
Adding A-12 to the pronunciation is beyond the expertise of a phonetics expert, according to McGowan: “A-12 leaves the field of linguistics entirely,” he told me.

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