Name Pronunciation

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Hard names to pronounce

  • Breitenbach = *brit en bock (actually, the "k" is more of a soft gagging sound)
  • Csikszentmihalyi = *cheek sent muh *hi ee
  • deMartines = duh mar *teens (not "dee mar *teen us")
  • Freund = *froond
  • Goldstein = gold steen (not gold stine)
  • Huang = *hwong (rhymes with "long")
  • Kolmogorov = kal muh *gor ov
  • Lyapunov = lee *ep uh nov
  • Mahalanobis = mah *hal a *no bis
  • Müller = *myoo lehr (visualize the Swedish Chef while pronouncing umlauts)
  • Ng = *ing (rhymes with "sing". Try not to hang on the "i" too long)
  • Raghavan = raw *guh vun
  • Roweis = *roh wyss
  • Schölkopf = *shool kopf (Sweedish Chef)
  • Sontag = *sown tog (rhymes with "lone bog")
  • Tenenbaum = *tohn un *bowm (not "ten un bomb")
  • von Neumann = von *noy munn (not "von new munn")
  • Wang = *wohng (rhymes with "long", not "bang")
  • Wei = *way (rhymes with "hay")
  • Xu = *syoo (not "zoo" or "chew")
  • Yao = *yeow (rhymes with "cow")
  • Zhang = *johng (rhymes with "long", not "bang". In romanized Chinese, "zh" says "j", not a buzzing-through-gritted-teeth sound)
  • Zhou = *joe

Can someone who knows please help me with these names?

  • Bousquet
  • Heráult
  • Keeratipranon
  • Ljung
  • Loève
  • Monperrus
  • Niyogi
  • Pourraz
  • Roussel-Ragot

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