Pronounciation of "X" in the beginning (2)

"Tones" <saitone@onyx.dti.ne.jp> wrote in message
news:Pdi75.366$Si7.29269@newsall.dti.ne.jp...
> You,English speaking people,pronounce the word beginning with "X"
> as [z]

No, not all, and certainly, one would imagine, not all Classicists, since
the Greek letter "x" (ksi)  is (according to all primers) to be pronounced
"ks" rather than "z", whether in the middle or at the beginning of a word;
but I grant that it may sometimes become "z" through laziness.

cheers

frank