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How to pronounce mathematicians names

  1. Dec 11, 2008 #1
    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.
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  3. Dec 11, 2008 #2
    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.
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  5. Dec 11, 2008 #4
    that's a great resource, thanks
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