How do you pronounce "pica"?

Is it pike - ah?

Is it pick - ah?

I was always taught the former, long I. To be a short I the word should have two “c”s. But English rarely follows the rules.

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The first one. It rhymes with mica (not sure if that helps!) or the mica part of formica.


Pie- kuh The word is taken from the Latin name for magpie Pica . Magpies so named for their way of eating and stealing anything



The first one.

pica [ pahy-kuh ]

If you want to pronounce it differently, fine. But it’s wrong.

hoopoe ^ has it ^ excellent post

I would have quoted her post but can’t on iPhone ?!