Pronunciation of "Sikh"
We have been receiving many calls and emails from viewers about the pronunciation of the Sikh religion. While many national organizations are pronouncing it "seek" our reporters on the scene at both the temple in Menasha and the temple in Oak Creek, have been asked specifically by the religious leaders to pronounce it "sick."
Here is the official from Kavneet Singh, the Secretary General of the World Sikh Council-American Region (WSC-AR)
"Thank you for inquiring about the correct pronunciation of the word, 'Sikh'. Sikh is pronounced as 'Sick' and Sikhs are pronounced as 'Six'."
We will defer to the people who know the religion best. We hope you can appreciate that people who have lost their loved ones are asking us to use 'Sick' to describe the name of their religion.