6.07.2006

Seltic or Keltic Celtics?

This is what I don't get: why are the Boston Celtics pronounced "Seltics" and Celtic music is "Keltic"? It's the same concept: ancient people, Ireland, history. The Celts are pronounced "Kelts" and the Celtic language is also pronounced with a "k".

So is Boston dumb, or what? The team should be called the Boston Celtics, with the K sound. Maybe they should pass out a pronunciation guide at games, or re-educate the populice over there. I'm surprised Harvard or MIT or those other schools haven't tried to fix this problem.

5 comments:

Blog Intruder said...

Brits pronounce it as 'Keltic'.

mj said...

So do Americans, but when it comes to the basketball team, they (we) say "Seltics."

Hans said...

Celtic is suppose to be pronounced with an "S" sound, like any other CE word in the English language. The word comes from Latin and French, where it is also pronounced as "S". Like Ceasar, which I'm "K"ertain you're aware is not pronounced Keasar. So don't yell out to loud about Boston being dumb and uneducated;)

Hans said...

Latin VIA French that is..

;)

mj said...

So why in Ireland do they say "Keltic", which is a main area of Celtic culture?