Every single source I come across on google list the IPA of pinyin x as /ɕ/, or the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative.
However, the sample sound on Wikipedia is quite distinct from it -- to me (born and raised in Beijing), it sounds more like pinyin sh, rather than x.
- What is, with sources, the correct IPA for pinyin x?
- If it is the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative, what is, with sources, the correct pronunciation of it?
I managed to find another website, which would be correct according to me, as the pinyin x's pronunciation: http://www.internationalphoneticalphabet.org/ipa-sounds/ipa-chart-with-sounds/