A Japanese number puzzle
Phonetic Pronunciation: soo-DOE-kooEnglish Audio Pronunciation
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: The name Sudoku comes from a Japanese phrase that means "the digits must occur only once".
There is some dispute as to the correct pronunciation of Sudoku in English-- specifically regarding which
syllable is emphasized and whether the middle syllable is "doe" or "dock".
Do a google search on 'sudoku pronounced' and you'll turn up a slew of opinions on how it is pronounced.
Wikipedia lists two pronunciations-- suh-"DOE"-koo and SOO-"doe"-koo.
In the Oxford BBC Guide To Pronunciation
] they list 3 pronunciations:
The first is given as the preferred and most common English pronuciation.