The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » sci.math.* » sci.math

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
Replies: 13   Last Post: Feb 6, 2013 4:47 AM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Iain Davidson

Posts: 1,173
Registered: 12/12/04
Re: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
Posted: Oct 9, 2002 12:11 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

Richard Tobin <> wrote in message
> In article <>,
> 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".

> Do you want to know how Russians pronounce that name, or how the
> mathematician's name is usually pronounced by English speakers?
> You might be right for the former, but your teacher is closer for
> the latter.
> Compare the question with "how is Paris pronounced?".

Or even "How do you pronounce Munich"

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.