Learn why it's pronounced the way it is
If you have watched any of the Sudoku Primer videos you’ve probably noticed that the word primer is pronounced with a short i. Some have questioned whether this is the correct pronunciation. Should it be a short i (like in swimmer) or should it be a long i (like in timer)?
There are two uses of primer with different meanings and different pronunciations.
If you pronounce the second meaning of the word with a long i you’re not alone. There is a difference between the British and American pronunciation. In the late 1800s there was a movement in the U.K. to make pronunciation consistent among words. At that time the pronunciation for the second meaning of primer was changed from the short i to a long i. Since then the British have pronounced both words the same. In the United States we have kept the old pronunciation, so saying it with the short i is the original way of saying it.
Now you know why primer is pronounced the way it is on these videos.
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