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Posted: 17-Aug-2005, 06:26 PM
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I've always pronounced with the hard "k" sound. Occasionally, i hear people say it the other way. Is one more correct than the other?


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Posted: 17-Aug-2005, 06:36 PM
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My understanding is that it is correct with the hard 'k' sound but I have to admit my daughter plays in a HUGE soccer tournament every year in San Diego and it is named "Celtic Cup" but it is always said "Seltic Cup" and it is a very 'Irish-ish' based tourney. Last year, BTW my daughter's team won the Celtic Cup in her age bracket (U14) and my daughter was also voted game MVP for her hard work in the keeper box! SO, it is funny how it is pronounced differently....the pic of me on my profile is me holding the Cup trophy....


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Posted: 17-Aug-2005, 06:44 PM
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Wow, nice. Hopefully she'll be able to get a college scholarship. thumbs_up.gif

Another example of the "s" pronunciation would be the Boston Celtics.
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Posted: 17-Aug-2005, 06:59 PM
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Oh...yep another good example...as for soccer...yeppers her dream is to play in college and go on to play in the World Cup someday...so...we shall see...for her I am hoping she'll earn a scholarship to play....that is our focus now...at least...
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Posted: 17-Aug-2005, 09:12 PM
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I was brought to say "seltic" mainly because growing up in the late 70's and 80's we had the Boston Celtics (they pronounce as Seltic). I am not sure why a heavily Irish Boston would pronounce it that way? I am sure there is a story behind it, probably something to do with Red Auderbach (Famous and legendary Celtics General Manager).

I have sinced reformed myself and pronounce it with a K (Keltic) as it should be.

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Posted: 17-Aug-2005, 11:23 PM
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Definitely a (K) here in mho. But as a side note..... I have noticed that when speaking to someone with no general knowledge of culture in the least, one must say (s)eltic or the listener will not have one clue as to what Im talking about.


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I have started an initiative to correct people when they say "Seltic". Please join me, my brothers and sisters in arms! wolfwood.gif


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Posted: 18-Aug-2005, 08:46 AM
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Celt∑ic ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kltk, sl-) also Kelt∑ic (kl-)
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A subfamily of the Indo-European language family comprising the Insular and the Continental branches.


adj.

Of or relating to the Celtic people and languages.



Looks like a 'K' to me. smile.gif That's the way I've always said it. It's a Celidh, not a Saylee. wink.gif


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Posted: 18-Aug-2005, 09:24 AM
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websters new world dictionary say
both pronunciations are correct.

here is what www.dictionary.com has to say:

Celt ( P ) Pronunciation Key (klt, slt) also Kelt (klt)
n.
One of an Indo-European people originally of central Europe and spreading to western Europe, the British Isles, and southeast to Galatia during pre-Roman times, especially a Briton or Gaul.
A native speaker of a modern Celtic language or a descendant of such a speaker, especially a modern Gael, Welsh person, Cornish person, or Breton.

so beyond pronunciations how do you spell it because both celt and kelt
are proper....

i prefer the k sound and if the person is involved with re-enactment i may suggest they use the k sound .... but really who the hell cares?

do you say ta ma toe or too-mae toe...... skedule or shedule??? catsup or ketchup.....????
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Posted: 18-Aug-2005, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE (oldraven @ 18-Aug-2005, 05:46 AM)
Looks like a 'K' to me. smile.gif That's the way I've always said it. It's a Celidh, not a Saylee. wink.gif

It is funny that you wrote that - my oldest daughter's name is: Kaylee pronounced just as celidh. SO she thinks it quite funny that her name (pronounced wise) mean a party, great gathering, good times etc.... She wants me to find her a shirt that says something like: Celidh Girl and then she can tell everyone is sounds like: Kaylee....
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Posted: 18-Aug-2005, 10:28 AM
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QUOTE (ArizonaAmy9 @ 18-Aug-2005, 10:18 AM)
She wants me to find her a shirt that says something like: Celidh Girl and then she can tell everyone is sounds like: Kaylee....

That's really cute. smile.gif You can get T-shirts made all over the place. It might start something! Or -- is she artistic at all? You could get her some good fabric paints or markers and she could do a whole thing, with celtic artwork and all.
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Posted: 18-Aug-2005, 10:47 AM
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I always have done it with a K, and laugh at those who say seltic.


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QUOTE (CelticCoalition @ 18-Aug-2005, 10:47 AM)
I always have done it with a K, and laugh at those who say seltic.

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Pronounced with an "S" sounds strange to me...I've never even considered it.
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Posted: 18-Aug-2005, 01:39 PM
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When I was in the UK, I asked. I was told that its the 'k' sound for Celtic, and the 's' sound when its the Boston basketball team.

Guess they oughter know.

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