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Why isn’t the name of Boston’s basketball team, the “Celtics”, pronounced with a hard “C”?

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Why isn’t the name of Boston’s basketball team, the “Celtics”, pronounced with a hard “C”?

Question by graffeng: Why isn’t the name of Boston’s basketball team, the “Celtics”, pronounced with a hard “C”?
That’s the way I hear the word pronounced when people talk about the Celtic civilization.

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Answer by Meagan
Because the correct pronuciation of Celtics is with a soft C…. so its not like Keltics, is more like Seltics… if that made any sense….

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