James the Lurker wrote: > My statistics teacher and I are at odds as how to "Chebyshev" is > pronounced. She says "Cheh bee' chev". I say "Cheh' bih shov". I > realize that both or neither of these could be correct, but if anyone > knows the preferred way to say, I'd be grateful for an answer. > > Many thanks, > > --James
I say "Cheh bih shef" with stress on first syllable.
If stress were on final syllable, "Cheh bih shof" might be correct.
In Russian, the letter "yo" (it resembles the letter e with an umlaut over it) that would make the final syllable "shof" does not carry the "o" sound in an unstressed syllable; in that context, it becomes "yeh".
There are certainly more authoritative speakers/readers of Russian out there; I would of course defer to their pronouncements (not to mention their pronunciations).