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Jan 25, 12:53pm - #383057 
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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Jan 25, 12:54pm - #383058 
oh i thought it was kell-ic-AYE rofl















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Jan 25, 12:58pm - #383059 
there's two main pronunciations

Celica = "sell-la-cah" = "sah-leak-a"

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Jan 25, 1:00pm - #383060 
"Cell-la-Ka" thumbsup


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Jan 25, 1:07pm - #383061 
"sell-la-cah"
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Jan 25, 1:07pm - #383062 
what about "sell-ick-uh"


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Jan 25, 1:12pm - #383063 
I've always called it Sa-Leek-Ka! Always get annoyed when people call it Cell-la-Ka! grin

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Jan 25, 1:21pm - #383064 
...how bout pimp a*s ride-a-ka rofl


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Jan 25, 1:21pm - #383065 
its mainly "sell-ick-kah"
or "sell-la-kah"


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Jan 25, 1:38pm - #383066 
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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Jan 25, 2:17pm - #383067 
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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Jan 25, 2:19pm - #383068 
My asain frinds call it a sa-LIK-kah


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Jan 25, 2:20pm - #383069 
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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Jan 25, 2:34pm - #383070 
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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Jan 25, 2:41pm - #383071 
worst thread ever


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Jan 25, 2:44pm - #383072 
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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Jan 25, 2:48pm - #383073 
In japan they say "cerica" tongue


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Jan 25, 2:59pm - #383074 
Also, The word "Celica" is derived from the Spanish word for "heavenly" or "celestial".

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Jan 25, 3:05pm - #383075 
^^ Oh boy! Here we go again spineyes tongue


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Jan 25, 3:31pm - #383076 
the euro commercial prounced it see leek uh, im one with cell-ick-uh


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Jan 25, 3:40pm - #383077 
Originally Posted by CID498
^^ Oh boy! Here we go again spineyes tongue

again?

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Jan 25, 3:49pm - #383078 
^^ yeah we had a thread a while ago on the meaning behind the word "celica"


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Jan 25, 3:53pm - #383079 
PO-TAY-TO PO-TAH-TO spineyes


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Jan 25, 3:58pm - #383080 
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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Jan 25, 4:39pm - #383081 
see-lee-kay grin


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Jan 25, 4:46pm - #383082 
who cars? it's a made-up word anyway. say it how you want thumbsup

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Jan 25, 5:59pm - #383083 
Originally Posted by Xer0GT
what about "sell-ick-uh"

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Jan 25, 6:14pm - #383084 
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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Jan 25, 6:34pm - #383085 
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


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Jan 25, 6:37pm - #383086 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
its mainly "sell-ick-kah"
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Jan 25, 6:39pm - #383087 
I prefer Sil ik uh thumbsup


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Jan 25, 6:48pm - #383088 
i say sa-leek-ka and im correct


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Jan 25, 6:58pm - #383089 
Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
i say sa-leek-ka and im correct


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Jan 25, 7:06pm - #383090 
grin grin eek cool thumbsup


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Jan 25, 7:32pm - #383091 
sell-it-duh

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Jan 25, 7:33pm - #383092 
^^ sorry..i dont like my car right now lol

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Jan 25, 7:40pm - #383093 
S-l-o-w-i-c-a laughsilly

sel-uh-kuh


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Jan 25, 7:43pm - #383094 
CEL-i-can

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Jan 25, 7:58pm - #383095 
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Jan 25, 8:15pm - #383096 
Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
grin grin eek cool thumbsup


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Jan 25, 9:37pm - #383097 
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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Jan 26, 2:14am - #383098 
i usually say sell la ka or sell lee ka. depending on my mood spineyes

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