Celtic

Phonically speaking; which one is it?


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icegoat63

Son of Liberty
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#1
What with my mom on a "Celtic Thunder" high right now I've been seeing the word all over the place. Problem is I hear it being pronounced two different ways... Can someone clear this up for me? How in the hell is this word Properly Pronounced?
 

icegoat63

Son of Liberty
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#4
me being an english nut I always just went with words that were similar... Celler, Celery, Celebrate... and so I just assumed it was the "Sell-Tick" version. But the more I hear the other the more I feel confused :hah:
 

Bananas

Endangered Species
#5
The proper way if "Keltick" with a hard C, however the English language being the English language decided a C before an E should be a soft C that sounds more like an S.
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ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#6
Kell-tick

But you can probably blame the French why it's pronounced cell-tick. :hah:
 

Bananas

Endangered Species
#8
[strike]The proper way if "Keltick" with a hard C, however the English language being the English language decided a C before an E should be a soft C that sounds more like an S.[/strike]
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It was the Frenchies fault...ask how they pronounce it and do the exact opposite!:rolleyes:
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#9
Yep, that's what I said mon cher Bananas. But my family is Celtique (allez les bretons!) and though the French do pronounce it with the s sound, the real Celts know to pronounce it with a k.