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Posted: 19 January 2013 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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jtab4994 - 18 January 2013 09:48 PM

Back in the 80’s I worked with a man from the Punjab who told me the proper way to pronounce Sikh isn’t “seek” but “sik”.  The final consonant is clipped (not sure quite how to say it) so it’s not quite the same as our pronunication of “sick” but it’s so close that I knew it would never catch on, and so far it hasn’t.

that point was made over and again in the aftermath of the shooting in our local Sikh Temple last year. I just can’t say it that way for the reasons you suggest.

Posted: 19 January 2013 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Well, the pronunciation in India is “sik” and in most of the English-speaking world outside India is “seek”; it’s pretty much as simple as that.

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