Interesting

Is it correct to say aks?

M’Cheaux’s response counters the common idea that “ax” (spelled also “aks”) is incorrect: “ax” isn’t a mispronunciation of “ask” but an alternative pronunciation. This is similar to how people might pronounce “economics” variously as “eck-onomics” or “eek-onomics”, for example. Neither of these pronunciations is wrong.

Is it correct to say aks?

M’Cheaux’s response counters the common idea that “ax” (spelled also “aks”) is incorrect: “ax” isn’t a mispronunciation of “ask” but an alternative pronunciation. This is similar to how people might pronounce “economics” variously as “eck-onomics” or “eek-onomics”, for example. Neither of these pronunciations is wrong.

Why do some say AKS instead of ask?

The first thing to understand is that, for black people, “ax” has a different meaning than “ask.” Words are more than sequences of letters, and “ax” is drunk in from childhood. “Ax” is a word indelibly associated not just with asking but with black people asking.

What is the difference between AKS and ask?

As verbs the difference between ask and aks is that ask is to request (information, or an answer to a question) while aks is (us|dialect) to ask.

What is AKS mean?

AKS

Acronym Definition
AKS Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
AKS Actinic Keratosis Society
AKS Açlik kan sekeri (Turkish: fasting blood glucose)
AKS Avtomat Kalashnikova Skladyvayuschimsya (variant of the Russian AK-47 assault rifle)

Is K silent in ask?

So the only time you pronounce the ‘k’ in ask/asked is when ‘ask’ is followed by a vowel. Also be careful with the vowel sound – it is long, open, relaxed /ɑ:/, but it is reduced due to the following voiceless consonants, so it isn’t as long as ‘card’ for example.

What is Chiobu?

Chiobu. Used to describe a female who is especially beautiful and attractive. “Look at that chiobu over there… I wish she was my girlfriend.”

How do you say Asked in British?

/ɑ:sk/ before a vowel (‘ask if’) with a /k/ sound. ‘asked’ is pronounced: /ɑ:s/ before a consonant (‘asked them’) without a /k/ or a /t/ sound. /ɑ:st/ before a vowel (‘asked if’) without a /k/ sound.

Is W silent in know?

For me, the w in know is silent, as it is in the other examples I noted above, but I could be missing somethingw. “No” and “know” sound the same to me, Julian: depending on accent, it’s either /nəʊ/ or /noʊ/. For me, the /əʊ/ or /oʊ/ is a diphthong.

Why is AKS more common than ask in the English language?

[Then the bishop asked how he should answer for his mother.] The fact that aks is so much more common than ask probably results from the fact that aks was the normal form in Wessex dialect of English.

What is the origin of the word “AKS”?

Long story short, there were several pronunciations of the word in Middle English, but by around the 16th century ask had become standard: Going forward, “aks” was used primarily by uneducated people, including indentured servants, whom black slaves in America worked alongside and learned English from.

Is “AKS” a broken form of “ask”?

Going forward, “aks” was used primarily by uneducated people, including indentured servants, whom black slaves in America worked alongside and learned English from. So, “aks” is no more a “broken” form of “ask” than “fish” is a “broken” version of ye olde “fisk.” It’s just that “fisk” isn’t around anymore to remind us of how things used to be.

What is the difference between “ask” and “Ax”?

….The first thing to understand is that, for black people, “ax” has a different meaning than “ask.” Words are more than sequences of letters, and “ax” is drunk in from childhood.