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Topic: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
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Re: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
Posted: Oct 11, 2002 4:23 PM
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On 09 Oct 2002, Will Heierman wrote:


More seriously, this question is how he pronounced his own name; and
a clue might be given by how it appeared in print in Russian articles
authored by him. If that final vowel had two dots over it ("e
kratkoye"), then it would be pronounced "yo" and the last syllable
would be accented. If not, it would be pronounced "yeh", and the
last syllable would probably have a secondary accent (with the
primary accent on the first syllable). I do not recall the actuality.

Also, I think the middle vowel is the one pronounced a little like
"ooey" (but be subtle about it).

This reminds me a little of a small village in Ghana, where even the
villagers could not seem to agree on the pronunciation of their
home, "Nkwantapong". How would you pronounce it?
(Nkosoohene, Nkwantapong)

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