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Re: The How do you Pronounce X Thread

Postby Car » 2020-03-19, 15:34

linguoboy wrote:
Naava wrote:It follows the same rule as cycle, cyst, and cyan, which are also pronounced with an S rather than as kycle, kyst, and kyan. The only exception that I can think of is Celt (and Celtic), which can be pronounced with either S or K.

Celtic is interesting because, although the adjective can be pronounced either way, only /s/ is acceptable in the proper name Celtics (a Boston-based NBA franchise).

As is the case for Celtic F.C., a football club from Glasgow, whereas I doubt the Celtic Crusaders accepted anything other than a /k/.
Please correct my mistakes!


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