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Bobby Martnen
02-22-2018, 06:11 AM
I pronounce it "Selt"

Bosniensis
02-22-2018, 06:17 AM
It's K not S

Romans pronounced Caesar something like Kaisar

C/S are later adoptions, much later.

Bobby Martnen
02-22-2018, 06:17 AM
It's K not S

Romans pronounced Caesar something like Kaisar

C/S are later adoptions, much later.

Yes, they are later adoptions, but they are how English handles Latin loanwords, thus I say "Selt".

Demon Revival
02-22-2018, 06:26 AM
I pronounce it as Selt unless I'm referring to Celtic Frost.

Bobby Martnen
02-22-2018, 06:51 AM
I pronounce it as Selt unless I'm referring to Celtic Frost.

:thumb001:

ЛыSSый
02-22-2018, 07:13 AM
(Ki)elt. The third variant - with soft "k".

Bobby Martnen
02-22-2018, 07:17 AM
(Ki)elt. The third variant - with soft "k".

ЛыSSый how do you pronounce your name?

ЛыSSый
02-22-2018, 07:28 AM
ЛыSSый how do you pronounce your name?

https://translate.google.tn/#ru/en/%D0%9B%D1%8BSS%D1%8B%D0%B9

Bosniensis
02-22-2018, 07:45 AM
https://translate.google.tn/#ru/en/%D0%9B%D1%8BSS%D1%8B%D0%B9

We don't have those ы, й symbols in our cyrillic but I admit they look cool

Graham
02-22-2018, 08:20 AM
It's Keltic.

brennus dux gallorum
02-22-2018, 08:38 AM
Their name was invented here in our country, and was kelti, not selti, so calling them "selts" is just ridiculous

Today we call them "keltes", and when I have to call them in English I say kelts

Danaan
02-22-2018, 09:04 AM
/selts/ in English, /'celtes/ in Modern Greek

Grace O'Malley
02-22-2018, 11:00 AM
I pronounce it "Selt"

It's pronounced with a hard K. That "Selt" pronunciation is for the football team. I don't know how you pronounce the Boston Celtics in the US? The people are called the Celts as in (kelt).

Bobby Martnen
02-22-2018, 04:26 PM
It's pronounced with a hard K. That "Selt" pronunciation is for the football team. I don't know how you pronounce the Boston Celtics in the US? The people are called the Celts as in (kelt).

In the US, the people are Seltic or Keltic, about half of the time for each.

Bobby Martnen
02-22-2018, 04:26 PM
It's pronounced with a hard K. That "Selt" pronunciation is for the football team. I don't know how you pronounce the Boston Celtics in the US? The people are called the Celts as in (kelt).

The team is pronounced with the S sound.

Bogdan
08-13-2018, 03:26 AM
I always pronounced it Keltic and didn't hear it with the 's' sound until recently. I think people get confused because of the popular football team, like was already mentioned.

GreentheViper
08-13-2018, 03:29 AM
K-eltic I think only Americans say S-eltic.

Rædwald
08-13-2018, 03:34 AM
I've only ever heard it as Keltic.

Mortimer
08-13-2018, 03:38 AM
Kelt. Germans pronounce it Kelt. In german its Kelte (singular) and Kelten (plural)

Óttar
08-13-2018, 03:38 AM
With a K. 'Keltic' is proper, especially in an academic context. If you're talking about sports teams i.e. Boston Celtics, Glasgow Celtic FC, etc. 'Seltic' is appropriate. 'Seltic' (whether just informally I don't know) also seems to be more commonly used in Britain and Ireland.

Bobby Martnen
08-13-2018, 05:17 AM
With a K. 'Keltic' is proper, especially in an academic context. If you're talking about sports teams i.e. Boston Celtics, Glasgow Celtic FC, etc. 'Seltic' is appropriate. 'Seltic' (whether just informally I don't know) also seems to be more commonly used in Britain and Ireland.

I spend all day on TA, I'm not an academic lol

NSXD60
08-13-2018, 05:25 AM
Next question: Were you ever arrested and put in a kell?

Bobby Martnen
08-13-2018, 05:28 AM
Next question: Were you ever arrested and put in a kell?

I dropped the soap for Jose Gonzales

NSXD60
08-13-2018, 05:31 AM
And Jose proceeded to hose your gonzales, I presume?

Bobby Martnen
08-13-2018, 05:32 AM
And Jose proceeded to hose your gonzales, I presume?

And then Trayvon joined in

Marinus
09-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Kelt, I've never heard anyone in here use Selt to refer to the ethnic group.

Grace O'Malley
09-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Like how the lovely Alice pronounces it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrlqhRmYuJY

Marmara
09-11-2018, 02:18 PM
Kelt, that's also how it is spelled in Turkish, Keltler for plural.

Polish phenotypes
12-06-2018, 12:34 PM
"Kelt"

Tomenable
12-06-2018, 12:50 PM
Neither. I pronounce Celtowie with C, like this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHV6Fmyv2hE

But saying Keltowie - with K - is also correct.

gıulıoımpa
12-06-2018, 12:52 PM
Centum languages so Kelt is more correct

Tomenable
12-06-2018, 12:57 PM
Neither. I pronounce Celtowie with C, like this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHV6Fmyv2hE

But saying Keltowie - with K - is also correct.

But in English I pronounce Celts like "Selts".

Mingle
12-06-2018, 01:08 PM
It was pronounced "Selt" in English before but then Irish and Welsh nationalists pushed for the pronunciation to change in the mid-late 19th century. The Scottish football club Celtic FC is pronounced "Sletik" since the new pronunciation didn't fully take hold when it was founded.

The letter <c> in words like Celtic, etc., Macedonia, Cyprus, Thrace, Cappadocia, cancer, circle, cent, century, cymbal, and so on should be pronounced with a /k/ sound but are pronounced with a /s/ sound because of French influence on the language. Its similar to the reason why the English language pronounces the letter <j> like a "dg" instead of its original sound (which is like a <y> in yell).

The proper pronunciation would be with a /k/ sound and I think all the letter <c>'s in the words that I mentioned (in addition to many more) should be replaced with <k>'s.

Vojnik
12-06-2018, 01:18 PM
It's Keltic.

Why should we trust a Scotsman with such a question?

Vojnik
12-06-2018, 01:20 PM
It was pronounced "Selt" in English before but then Irish and Welsh nationalists pushed for the pronunciation to change in the mid-late 19th century. The Scottish football club Celtic FC is pronounced "Sletik" since the new pronunciation didn't fully take hold when it was founded.

The letter <c> in words like Celtic, etc., Macedonia, Cyprus, Thrace, Cappadocia, cancer, circle, cent, century, cymbal, and so on should be pronounced with a /k/ sound but are pronounced with a /s/ sound because of French influence on the language. Its similar to the reason why the English language pronounces the letter <j> like a "dg" instead of its original sound (which is like a <y> in yell).

The proper pronunciation would be with a /k/ sound and I think all the letter <c>'s in the words that I mentioned (in addition to many more) should be replaced with <k>'s.

I pronounced Cappadocia with ch as in chips. Cappadochia.

Vojnik
12-06-2018, 01:21 PM
The Boston Celtics is pronounced with an 's' sound. Must be an American thing.
http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/1.0/teamsites/logos/teamlogos_500x500/bos.png

Mingle
12-06-2018, 01:36 PM
I pronounced Cappadocia with ch as in chips. Cappadochia.Most English-speakers pronounce it "kappadosha" when it should be "kappadokia".

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Mingle
12-06-2018, 01:39 PM
The Boston Celtics is pronounced with an 's' sound. Must be an American thing.

Nope. The "Seltik" pronunciation was more common everywhere before. The Scottish club Celtic FC is pronounced "Seltik" as I mentioned earlier.

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StevenTylerAerosmith
12-07-2018, 12:45 AM
I pronounced Cappadocia with ch as in chips. Cappadochia.

cappucino lattes

Anglojew
12-07-2018, 12:54 AM
I used to say "Selt" but now try to say "Kelt"

Óttar
12-07-2018, 01:22 AM
The Boston Celtics is pronounced with an 's' sound. Must be an American thing.

It's not just an American thing. American academics or educated Yanks would say 'Kelts.' and Glasgow Celtic FC is pronounced 'Seltic' and in an Irish rebel song, there's a lyric, "There's graffiti on the wall... of the Selts! Of the Selts!"

Nerwen
12-07-2018, 01:41 AM
Selt by habit,even I know the true pronunciation is Kelt

nittionia
12-07-2018, 01:54 AM
both... idk why

LawrenceMartinez
12-07-2018, 02:02 AM
In Portuguese the C never have the sound of K, only recently I heard it with this pronounce, in Portuguese we say "Celta"

Joso
12-07-2018, 02:03 AM
Selt

Óttar
12-07-2018, 02:04 AM
The Boston Celtics is pronounced with an 's' sound. Must be an American thing.
No.

See @ 1:38


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O8e3SeJo_8

Vojnik
12-07-2018, 02:13 AM
No.

See @ 1:38


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O8e3SeJo_8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw

Mr. Anybody
12-07-2018, 02:14 AM
Celt

Zuh
12-07-2018, 02:15 AM
Salt

Vojnik
12-07-2018, 02:26 AM
edit

Wanderer
12-07-2018, 02:38 AM
Keltic - i.e., hard C. Seltic, or soft C, refers to Boston's NBA team.

Richmondbread
12-07-2018, 02:57 AM
I am probably wrong, but I get annoyed when people say "Keltic" I always have heard "Celt" with an S sound. And it sounds more normal and natural to me.

StevenTylerAerosmith
12-07-2018, 05:33 AM
I used to say "Selt" but now try to say "Kelt"

why are u trying to change the way u say it?

gıulıoımpa
12-07-2018, 05:03 PM
I used to say "Selt" but now try to say "Kelt"

i feel the same about latin pronunciation...school taught me curch latin with soft C and hard V but now i try to pronounce it like latins did

Veni Vidi Vici (Church) vs Weni Widi Wiki (old latin) (soft v is even older than hard C though, but it sounds badass)

Anglojew
12-07-2018, 11:40 PM
why are u trying to change the way u say it?

Because I'm told it's more correct.

StevenTylerAerosmith
12-08-2018, 12:02 AM
Because I'm told it's more correct.

its not though... "kelt" is a creation of celtic nationalists

all other latin derived ce- words are pronounced with the s sound

Thorns
12-08-2018, 12:04 AM
I pronounce it "Bob", as is customary of my people.

Just kidding, I would normally pronounce it Kelt, I guess because that is the way I'm accustomed to hearing it. Not sure I've ever heard anybody say it the other way, unless referring to the Boston Celtics.

Thorns
12-08-2018, 12:13 AM
Most English-speakers pronounce it "kappadosha" when it should be "kappadokia".

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I have always said it like this: Cappo-dah-see-uh (s sound (cia) similar to c in cinnamon) or Cappo-doch-ee-uh (ch like in church).

Of course I have no idea if that is correct, I never actually even thought about it.

How would you say the second k in "kappadokia"? Like Ch as in China?

Mingle
12-08-2018, 12:15 AM
How would you say the second k in "kappadokia"? Like Ch as in China?

No, its just supposed to be pronounced like a regular "k". Like the "k" as in king.

The official spelling is Cappadocia, I was transliterating it when I wrote "Kappadokia".

Thorns
12-08-2018, 12:28 AM
No, its just supposed to be pronounced like a regular "k". Like the "k" as in king. The official spelling it Cappadocia, I was transliterating it when I wrote "Kappadokia".

Interesting, I was almost sure it was either an "s" or "ch" sound. My whole life has been a lie.

Newsboy
12-08-2018, 12:29 AM
It's Keltic.

Yep

Anglojew
12-08-2018, 10:04 AM
its not though... "kelt" is a creation of celtic nationalists

all other latin derived ce- words are pronounced with the s sound

Great. I'll stick to Celt then.

Graham
12-08-2018, 10:29 AM
In Britain all the experts and historians use a hard k and as a culture people use a hard K. For some reason people use a soft c for the football side. The C is always a hard sound in Gaelic or Welsh for example ceilidh is prounced kay-lay. BUt many words in English use the soft c. Maybe both ways can be fine.

found this on wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_and_soft_C


The ⟨c⟩ in the words Celt and Celtic was traditionally soft but since the late 19th century the hard pronunciation has also been recognized in conscious imitation of the classical Latin pronunciation of Celtae, see Pronunciation of Celtic. Welsh and Gaelic loanwords in English which retain their native spelling, such as ceilidh, cistvaen (alternatively spelled ⟨kistvaen⟩) or Cymric are also pronounced hard. The classic Latin language had no letter K, so all Cs are pronounced hard.

The Blade
01-10-2019, 08:19 PM
In Bulgaria we say Kelt and Kelti is the plural.
With a hard K.

Aeduard
01-10-2019, 08:23 PM
In Romanian - "Chelt".

Vožd
01-10-2019, 08:25 PM
Celt as people = Kelt
Celtic F.C. = Seltik

:D

Kivan
01-10-2019, 08:31 PM
English and Turkish: K.
Portuguese: C.

Mingle
01-10-2019, 11:03 PM
In Britain all the experts and historians use a hard k and as a culture people use a hard K. For some reason people use a soft c for the football side. The C is always a hard sound in Gaelic or Welsh for example ceilidh is prounced kay-lay. BUt many words in English use the soft c. Maybe both ways can be fine.

found this on wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_and_soft_CThe letter C is almost always supposed to be pronounced like a /k/. The only reason it isn't is because of French influence on English during the Middle Ages.

smurph
04-22-2019, 06:18 PM
Kelt is the proper pronunciation. "Selt" is how the football team pronounces its name.

Richmondbread
04-22-2019, 07:11 PM
I know it's proper to say "Kelt" but "Selt" just sounds better, IMO.

Ülev
04-27-2019, 05:39 PM
in polish language - neither s, nor k

c like in word cebula (onion) :p
https://translate.google.co.uk/#view=home&op=translate&sl=pl&tl=en&text=cebula
(turn on google voice icon)
https://a.uguu.se/tLIvSGvuy12Y_celtic.jpg

Matxe92
04-27-2019, 05:42 PM
It's Kelt in danish. Keltere is the plural.

coolfrenchguy
10-14-2019, 07:38 PM
celt like selt in the romance languages,kelt it's a bit strange with never talk about keltics but the celts or the celtics

Ford
10-14-2019, 07:39 PM
Skelt

nittionia
10-14-2019, 07:39 PM
Selt


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