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Sh-lack 90 25.86%
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Shellac - how do you say it? - 09-02-11, 10:00 PM

So I had the incident of upsetting CACI by calling it Cak-ee rather then Kay-See, but what about Shellac?

I have always pronounced it Shell-ack, but I watched the CND video's yesterday and they refer to it using the name Sh-lack. Now this may be down to their accent I'm not sure.

So how do you pronounce it?
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09-02-11, 10:06 PM

I've always pronounced it Sh'lac, like in the CND videos as that was how Wee Fee pronounced it at the Shellac Attack class I did back in May. All my clients say it Shell-ac. I correct them but lately I've found myself saying Shell-ac too.

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09-02-11, 10:12 PM

I pronounce mine Shell-lack. xx
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09-02-11, 10:14 PM

Now you got my tonge in a twist trying to pronounce it! lol

Just realised i dont do shell-lack. Its shell-ack, your second one so now can vote lol
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09-02-11, 10:16 PM

Sh-lack for me... I kinda have a little giggle when my clients put the emphasis on the shell bit
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09-02-11, 10:19 PM

None of the above.

I pronounce it "She-Lack" (but the e is not stressed, more like shhhhhh if you know what I mean?) or "Sha-Lack"
Not sure how to express what I'm saying

I don't stress the E because there are two consonnants between the E and the A.
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09-02-11, 10:20 PM

Ooooh I forgot I found this cool site a while ago... I pronounce it the first way this guy says it and not the second

This site is great to help you pronounce your nail diseases and disorders geeks!!

Pronunciation of shellac - how to pronounce shellac correctly.
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09-02-11, 10:21 PM

Hmmm maybe this tells us how to say it right?
If you go to the link and press on the funny symbol for volume, you'll hear a guy say it. He says it like I do.

shellack - definition of shellack by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

shelˇlac also shelˇlack (sh-lk)
n. 1. A purified lac in the form of thin yellow or orange flakes, often bleached white and widely used in varnishes, paints, inks, sealants, and formerly in phonograph records.
2. A thin varnish made by dissolving this substance in denatured alcohol, used to finish wood.
3. An old phonograph record containing this substance, typically played at 78 rpm.

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09-02-11, 10:30 PM

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Ooooh I forgot I found this cool site a while ago... I pronounce it the first way this guy says it and not the second

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I pronouce it exactly the way the guys says it second - cool site thanks!
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09-02-11, 10:34 PM

I go for the sh'lack option.

Mind, having said that CACI to me reads as cassie so maybe i'm not the one to ask
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09-02-11, 10:48 PM

i think its just peoples accent's i find when you watch videos of american (fingernail fixer, CND vids) they pronounce it Sh-lack. i think thats just they way it comes out from them! lol

but i call it shell-ac but that just how it comes out when I read it! i feel im putting on a funny voice if i say it the other way!
theres not much difference i just personally think it accents! x
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09-02-11, 11:07 PM

I too say it the way the man does on the link above, but I dont pronounce the "e" so I guess I am more sh-lack
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09-02-11, 11:08 PM

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Ooooh I forgot I found this cool site a while ago... I pronounce it the first way this guy says it and not the second

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Brilliant site ! just been playing on it for 10 mins !
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09-02-11, 11:10 PM

Actually, I remember watching a video on youtube where Lisa Eldridge has her nails Shellaced & she says "shell-lack" & asks if she is saying it correctly, then the man says no its "sh-lack" x
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09-02-11, 11:30 PM

Found the video for you all.......

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