[ExI] Euler day

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 15 19:07:21 UTC 2013

I would think this right and not just because German is the language I probably speak second-best, after English*, but think of how "Freud" is pronounced even in English.



* Which means my German is really awful. But then you should hear my attempts at French. :)

From: BillK <pharos at gmail.com>
To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> 
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ExI] Euler day

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:47 PM, spike wrote:
> Unrelated aside: I had intended to give my son the middle name Euler.  At
> the hospital the day before his birth, I decided to try an experiment.  I
> wrote the name on a piece of paper and asked four people at Stanford
> Pediatric how they would pronounce the name.  All four said YOU-ler.  So,
> no.  Damn.  {8-[

Wikepedia says the nearest English equivalent of the German
pronunciation is "Oiler"

So I doubt if you would prefer that.   :)

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