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GTS_Rosh
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GTS_Rosh Jan 25, 7:53pm - #383057 

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Pronounciations of "Celica"

Ok this is kinda a bit of an awkward post, but I just wanted to find out exactly what's the right way to say our cars name "Celica". Cause I call it "Cell-la-Ka" but 1/2 the people I met also call it "Sa-leek-ka"! What the heck is the real way to say it? Wonder how they say it in Japan?
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rem Jan 25, 7:54pm - #383058 
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oh i thought it was kell-ic-AYE rofl















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RicePowered Jan 25, 7:58pm - #383059 
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there's two main pronunciations

Celica = "sell-la-cah" = "sah-leak-a"
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Traviesa86 Jan 25, 8:00pm - #383060 

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"Cell-la-Ka" thumbsup

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shoulin Jan 25, 8:07pm - #383061 

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"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"
"sell-la-cah"



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Xer0GT Jan 25, 8:07pm - #383062 
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what about "sell-ick-uh"

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speed_celica Jan 25, 8:12pm - #383063 

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I've always called it Sa-Leek-Ka! Always get annoyed when people call it Cell-la-Ka! grin
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celicajonz Jan 25, 8:21pm - #383064 
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...how bout pimp a*s ride-a-ka rofl

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VSGTS14 Jan 25, 8:21pm - #383065 

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its mainly "sell-ick-kah"
or "sell-la-kah"

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Midknyt Jan 25, 8:38pm - #383066 

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I believe in a lot of the world, going by broadcasts of the JGTC races, its pronounced "Suh-lee-kuh". But to each his own. Here in the south, I say it, and always heard it said, "Sell-ick-uh". Every part of the world has their own pronunciation of car names. Watch WRC broadcasts or Fifth Gear on Speed. Hyundai (Hun-day) becomes "High-un-dye". Jaguar (Jag-wire or Jag-war) becomes "Jag-you-are". Nissan (Nee-sahn) becomes "Niss-uhn". And Z in a car designation is never Z, its Zed. So the Nissan 350Z is the Niss-uhn Three Fifty Zed. spineyes

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vcel523 Jan 25, 9:17pm - #383067 

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I agree with what everyone else said. In the US most people say "sell-ick-ah" but I remember from when I went to Costa Rica, that in latin american countries its "sel-eek-ah". Tomato tomoto. It doesn't matter really
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GTSbyTRD Jan 25, 9:19pm - #383068 

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My asain frinds call it a sa-LIK-kah

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ExNihilo Jan 25, 9:20pm - #383069 
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Probably the "sell - ick - uh" pronunciation is Westernized. I've only ever heard people say it that way though. What does it mean again? Something like "celestial"?

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GTS_Rosh Jan 25, 9:34pm - #383070 

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Here's another one I hear two different pronounciation on...what is the proper way to say a Honda Prelude? Prey-lude or Pree-lude?
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jonnyess Jan 25, 9:41pm - #383071 

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celikitten Jan 25, 9:44pm - #383072 

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this thread makes my head hurt...





sell-ick-a.. to me i say it how it's spelled... if it was spelled celeeca... i would say it the other way...

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CID498 Jan 25, 9:48pm - #383073 

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In japan they say "cerica" tongue

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Jaques Jan 25, 9:59pm - #383074 
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Also, The word "Celica" is derived from the Spanish word for "heavenly" or "celestial".
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CID498 Jan 25, 10:05pm - #383075 

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^^ Oh boy! Here we go again spineyes tongue

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eric_h Jan 25, 10:31pm - #383076 

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the euro commercial prounced it see leek uh, im one with cell-ick-uh

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Jaques Jan 25, 10:40pm - #383077 
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Originally Posted by CID498
^^ Oh boy! Here we go again spineyes tongue

again?
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celikitten Jan 25, 10:49pm - #383078 

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^^ yeah we had a thread a while ago on the meaning behind the word "celica"

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celikitten Jan 25, 10:53pm - #383079 

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PO-TAY-TO PO-TAH-TO spineyes

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Bakablo1 Jan 25, 10:58pm - #383080 
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Originally Posted by speed_celica
I've always called it Sa-Leek-Ka! Always get annoyed when people call it Cell-la-Ka! grin


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xTc_celica Jan 25, 11:39pm - #383081 

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 25, 11:46pm - #383082 

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who cars? it's a made-up word anyway. say it how you want thumbsup
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fonz182 Jan 26, 12:59am - #383083 

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Originally Posted by Xer0GT
what about "sell-ick-uh"
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Jaques Jan 26, 1:14am - #383084 
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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
who cars? it's a made-up word anyway. say it how you want thumbsup

It's not a madeup word. spineyes
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 26, 1:34am - #383085 

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Originally Posted by Jaques
Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
who cars? it's a made-up word anyway. say it how you want thumbsup

It's not a madeup word. spineyes


it pretty much is
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KickScrew Jan 26, 1:37am - #383086 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
its mainly "sell-ick-kah"
or "sell-la-kah"
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SilverWolf Jan 26, 1:39am - #383087 
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I prefer Sil ik uh thumbsup

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My Sixth Gear Jan 26, 1:48am - #383088 
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i say sa-leek-ka and im correct

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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 1:58am - #383089 

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Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
i say sa-leek-ka and im correct


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My Sixth Gear Jan 26, 2:06am - #383090 
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grin grin eek cool thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 26, 2:32am - #383091 

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sell-it-duh

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 26, 2:33am - #383092 

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^^ sorry..i dont like my car right now lol
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Zero Jan 26, 2:40am - #383093 

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S-l-o-w-i-c-a laughsilly

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 26, 2:43am - #383094 

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g96818 Jan 26, 2:58am - #383095 

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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 3:15am - #383096 

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Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
grin grin eek cool thumbsup


rofl

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Skyla Jan 26, 4:37am - #383097 
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i find that up here in canada, we call it a sell-e-kah, eh?? rofl

but when i go to the states, or meet ppl from there they call it a sell-i-ka

color=color
same difference!

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ghostingcelica Jan 26, 9:14am - #383098 
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i usually say sell la ka or sell lee ka. depending on my mood spineyes
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