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Topic: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
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Robert J. Pease

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Re: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
Posted: Oct 9, 2002 12:38 PM
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"Iain Davidson" <> wrote in message
> Richard Tobin <> wrote in message
> news://ao1ba4$27j0$

> > 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"

I pronounce it.

"CHUB-uh- shev-and-BITE-me"

Same with Nabokov.


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