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Any reason this is at Chi (Greek letter) rather than Chi (letter) (which is just a redirect to here), unlike every other Greek letter? Assuming no objections, I'd like to move it for consistency's sake. -- DrBob 18:04, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
- None I can see. Support move. Septentrionalis 22:31, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Pronunciation - something is wrong here
- ... it is pronounced like the German ach-laut (/χ/) or in Scottish 'loch'.
- ach-laut: Voiceless velar fricative
- /χ/ (notice the uppercase): Voiceless uvular fricative.
Now what is the correct consonantal sound? --Abdull 17:29, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
- I believe there's variation in German, and perhaps also in Greek, between [x] and [χ], depending on dialect. --Ptcamn 17:48, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
isn't X (Chi) used in XoXoXo (-> Kiss Kiss Kiss) ? (not a rhetorical question, I'm French) -- 10:00, 30 June 2006 (UTC+2) It's not really the point... Wikisquared 10:23, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
- Yes, kissing the sign of the Cross when swearing an oath, or 'signing' your name if you can't write. Now thought to be an ex. Worthwhile adding. kwami (talk) 10:00, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
Also, in chemistry isn't lower case chi used to denote "mole fraction?" It would seem appropriate this be included in the article. In a chemistry book I have on hand, ISBN-13:978-0-547-16817-3 on page 510 it describes Raoult's Law, which includes mole fraction. Though it may appear to be a fancy looking "X," it is in fact, lower case chi. I think an update would be in order. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:42, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
- It was introduced as a variant of Phoenician 𐤎 (samekh).
No source, and the writer may have gotten confused with the use of either Ξ or Χ for /ks/ in different Greek dialects. (I have heard the idea that both qoppa and phi derived from Ph. /q/, when Archaic Greek /kʷʰ/ split into /kʷʰ/ and pʰ, but not this.) kwami (talk) 09:58, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
- I think that Chi (/kʰ/, later /x/ in Eastern Greek, /ks/ in Western Greek) may be variation of Phoenician Kaph (/k/ or /x/), together with Kappa (/k/) because they are smilar in both pronunciation and shape. Бошко Рињац (talk) 12:40, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
Semi Protection ?!
What sort of vandalism could possibly result in the semi-protection of as dry a subject as a greek letter :D ??
- Exactly my thought. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:57, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
- I presume you are fortunate enough not to be familiar with American "Greek" organizations? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraternities_and_sororities_in_North_America#Greek_letters 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:45, 12 December 2014 (UTC)