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    OK, I always assumed (having read the name so many times) that it was pronounced you-ler. However, I heard someone say it the other day as oil-er. I don't want to sound silly when I say it so was just wondering if someone could clarify what it should be. I assume that the oil-er way is right but I just want to check, lol!

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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t178501.html

    It is Oil-er
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    ok thanks. sorry for repeating the post, i just assumed noone else would have asked, thought i was being stupid, lol!
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    I think it is Yoo-ler
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    (Original post by RobbieC)
    I think it is Yoo-ler
    It is 100% definately Oil-er.
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    Oiler

    See:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler

    (Pronunciation is given after his name)
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    I agree, it is 100% definitely pronounced "Oiler", although he used to let me call him "Grease monkey". Aaaaah, those were the days...
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    ok, how do you pronounce Euclid then, is is oi-klid, oi-slid, you-klid or you-slid?
    im getting very paranoid about pronounciation now, lol!
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    ok, how do you pronounce Euclid then, is is oi-klid, oi-slid, you-klid or you-slid?
    im getting very paranoid about pronounciation now, lol!
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    you-clid. i did gcse ancient greek i'll have you know.
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    you-clid. i did gcse ancient greek i'll have you know.
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    (Original post by bob_54321)
    OK, I always assumed (having read the name so many times) that it was pronounced you-ler. However, I heard someone say it the other day as oil-er. I don't want to sound silly when I say it so was just wondering if someone could clarify what it should be. I assume that the oil-er way is right but I just want to check, lol!

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    Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves, here: how's about starting off with something simple; say, oh, I don't know, the spelling of pronunciation.
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    (Original post by bob_54321)
    OK, I always assumed (having read the name so many times) that it was pronounced you-ler. However, I heard someone say it the other day as oil-er. I don't want to sound silly when I say it so was just wondering if someone could clarify what it should be. I assume that the oil-er way is right but I just want to check, lol!

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    Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves, here: how's about starting off with something simple; say, oh, I don't know, the spelling of pronunciation.
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    are you sure the ancient greeks called him Youclid?
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    are you sure the ancient greeks called him Youclid?
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    (Original post by Mr. Pink)
    are you sure the ancient greeks called him Youclid?
    well, epsilon-upsilon makes a 'yoo' sound whenever it isn't preceded by a consonant in all cases i can think of...

    but since you have a greek flag above your post, i'll back off...
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    (Original post by Mr. Pink)
    are you sure the ancient greeks called him Youclid?
    well, epsilon-upsilon makes a 'yoo' sound whenever it isn't preceded by a consonant in all cases i can think of...

    but since you have a greek flag above your post, i'll back off...
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    in english yes, in greek it makes ef, in greek Euclid is efklidis

    hehe, yeah, i actually laughed the first time i heard some one say euclid in greek...
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    in english yes, in greek it makes ef, in greek Euclid is efklidis

    hehe, yeah, i actually laughed the first time i heard some one say euclid in greek...
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    allthough you'll look like a jackass if you go around in any country other than greece calling euclid efklidis
 
 
 
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