… Elizabeth Warren… began conducting her outreach to Hispanic voters using the term “Latinx.” (Though she did take a little flack, after the first Democratic debate, for pronouncing it “Latin-X.”)
(Ross Douthat, “Liberalism’s Latinx Problem,” NYTimes, 11-5-19)
Ross Douthat comments that “Latinx” is an ideological word aimed at “dismantling the default masculine” of romance languages, centering gender neutrality or nonbinariness in place of a cisgender heteronormativity.
Be that as it may, I’m still wondering how “Latinx” is to be said. I would capitalize “Romance” as a language family descriptor, on a par with Germanic, Slavic, Semitic, etc.
(c) 2019 JMN