SelEEKa or Cell-ick-uh?

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How do you pronounce it?

Cell-EeeeeeEK-a
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21%
Cell-ick-a
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79%
 
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SelEEKa or Cell-ick-uh?

Postby XoDuzZ » Sun May 08, 2005 6:14 pm

Cell-ick-uh for me.
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Postby Gary » Sun May 08, 2005 6:18 pm

Se-ri-ka in Japanese
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Postby yettegog » Sun May 08, 2005 6:28 pm

i was about to say... se-ri-ka...wish i could type in hirigana on the board...
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Postby Shaggz00 » Sun May 08, 2005 7:14 pm

Depends on who I'm with,
half my friends/family are hispanic so I say "Cell-EeeeeeEK-a"...
The other half umm, not hispanic. so I say "Cell-ick-a"

So I vote for both! buuut It wont let me.. :doh:
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Postby liveXwire » Sun May 08, 2005 8:22 pm

Well yea I'd have to go with the Japanese katakana pronouncation of it, セリカ, like Gary already said. It always depends on where you are on how words are pronounced, so I never really care how people choose to. Especially since it’s a Spanish word, used on a Japanese car it’s hard to say. I'm sure most people know what you're referring to no matter how you choose to emphasize the word.
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Postby Stubble » Sun May 08, 2005 8:28 pm

People that say CELL-ick-uh are putting the emPHASis on the wrong syLABle. :D
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Postby yettegog » Sun May 08, 2005 8:58 pm

ahh i didn't know it was a spanish word, interestingly enough it shares two character's w/my name in the case of katakana

i looked it up, celica is derived from 'heavenly' or 'celestial'
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Postby ChrisD » Sun May 08, 2005 10:26 pm

I conducted a poll with this very same question a long time ago on the GT4 list.

The basic result is that it was marketed differently in different regions. In Canada, it is seleeeeeeka, and in the US it is said selicka. This was consistent with Canadian/American TV commercials too.

So yes, I say it seleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeka. :P
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Postby celicat93 » Mon May 09, 2005 12:59 am

Eddie Murphy pronounced it "Ick" in the commercials he did so... :P
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Postby db » Mon May 09, 2005 1:07 am

Sel-ick-a. Everyone who pronounces it differently is an ignorant, uncouth, savage. Or Canadian, which is about the same thing anyways.
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Postby Robb » Mon May 09, 2005 2:20 am

It's Sel-ick-a, the other way sounds ghay. I was talking to guy from Calgery awhile back and he was saying seleeeeeka. I thought he was weird and watched to many JDM drift videos :crazy: and no it wasn't chris dittrick,haha.
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Postby Stubble » Mon May 09, 2005 2:46 am

Everyone who pronounces it differently is an ignorant, uncouth, savage. Or Canadian, which is about the same thing anyways.

Ouch! :x :cry: :oops: :P 8) :smokes:
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Postby turbo4wd » Mon May 09, 2005 3:52 am

I'll tell you how I pronounce it..


GEEEEEE TEEEEEEE FOUR...

thats it, and thats all...
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Postby Kess » Mon May 09, 2005 7:46 am

wow, you guys were really bored, weren't you. :P
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Postby AlltracAvenger » Tue May 10, 2005 2:46 pm

I second that one... I'll say it "Cel-ick-ka", but after the rebadge, I only refer to my car as'the 165' or 'the GT-Four.'
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