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In my mathematical education, I often come across theorems and lemmas which are named in honour of great mathematicians. Unfortunately, There are not many resources to consult when it comes to correct pronunciation of these names. Many students simply overlook the importance of correct pronunciation and often find themselves unable to communicate with teachers and other students. Personally, I have heard very strange (and sometime hilarious) pronunciation of names like Galois, or Weyl, even from some rather more experience mathematical students.

This blog is an attempt to resolve these kinds of mathematical pronunciation illiteracy that seems to be so widespread in mathematical communities. This is not an easy or quick job. I tend to consult native speakers of the language of the name in question to get the right pronunciation of these names. Nevertheless, people have different accents and if I hear different (acceptable) pronunciation I emphasis them in my posts. 

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