Celtic (was: schedule --pronunciation)

Duane Campbell dcamp911 at JUNO.COM
Tue Jan 30 18:41:27 UTC 2001

On Tue, 30 Jan 2001 13:05:38 -0500 Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM writes:\

> Hamp's heroic persistence has also taught many students, perhaps
> even a
> dozen of us, that "celtic" (with or without initial capital C) is
> properly pronounced with an initial k in all contexts

Almost all.  I have sitting on my desk a celt -- always pronounced selt
-- which is a mesolithic stone tool like an ax head, used to gouge out
wood as in making a dugout canoe. Different etymology from the Celts, one
of which is also sitting at my desk.


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