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From: Steven Dhuey <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Pronouncing "Celtic"
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 01:10:55 -0600
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>No, that's utterly wrong. The word "Celtic" is an English word and, as
>such, is subject to the rules of pronunciation in the English language.
>In case you have forgotten, the rules are thus: "c" is hard before "a",
>"o", and "u", as in CAP, COP, CUP; and soft before "e", "i", and the
>variants of "e"

From Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: 'kel-tik, 'sel-tik

Also, the Concise Oxford Dictionary has changed its first preference
from the "s" sound to the "k" sound in recent editions.


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