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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.
>
> Kou