How to pronounce mathematicians names

1. Dec 11, 2008

matticus

I know that Euler is pronounced Oiler, and Galois is Gale-Wah. Can anyone try to write phonetically Stieltjes, Lebesgue or any other mathematicians whose names which may be tricky.

2. Dec 11, 2008

Tac-Tics

One of my analysis books lists Lebesgue as "leh-beg", I think.

And don't forget Erdos "air-dish".

Another funny one is "de Broglie", though he wasn't strictly a mathematician.

3. Dec 11, 2008

robphy

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4. Dec 11, 2008

matticus

that's a great resource, thanks