On Aug 6, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Douglas Koller wrote:
> From: R A Brown <[log in to unmask]>
>> Yet 'Celt', 'Celtic' etc. are invariably pronounced 'kelt', 'keltic'
>> etc., at least when referring to language or supposed ethnicity. (The
>> Glaswegian soccer team, however, is pronounced 'seltic' :)
> Or a certain Boston basketball team. Woo, woo, woo ! (like I care
> about sports)
Even when not discussing that team, <Celt> and <Celtic> are often
pronounced with /s/, in the US.
>> In fact since Sardinian (like Terkunan) did not share in the
>> palatalization which afflicted Vulgar Lain elsewhere,
> *afflicted*?! Chil', you harsh.