How do you pronounce letter Z (Zee) ?


As taken from Wikipedia Article:

Z (named zed /zɛd/ or zee /ziː/[1]) is the 26th and final letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Name and pronunciation

In most English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, the letter's name is zed /zɛd/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (this dates to Latin, which borrowed X, Y, and Z from Greek, along with their names), but in American English its name is zee /ziː/, analogous to the names for B, C, D, etc., and deriving from a late 17th-century English dialectal form.






  1.  "Z", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "zee", op. cit.

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