This article is from the Vegetarianism FAQ, by email@example.com (Michael Traub) with numerous contributions by others.
The word was invented by the UK Vegan society in the 1940's They
pronounced it "vee-gn". This is the most common pronunciation in
the UK today. No one can say this pronunciation in "wrong", so
this is also the politically correct pronunciation.
In the US, common pronunciations are "vee-jan" and "vay-gn" in
addition to "vee-gn", though the American Vegan Society
says the correct pronunciation is as per the UK.
The UK, and US and other places have other pronunciations.
This is sometimes a touchy subject, so be prepared to change your