Definition talk:Abelian Group
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This isn't hugely important. But I can't find out how you pronounce 'Abel' or 'Abelian' for that matter. Can anyone help? --Jshflynn 20:53 (UTC) 5th June 2012
- Good call, I'll do some research.
- Initial guess: "Abel" after Niels Henrik Abel I have always pronounced Ah-bel (stress on 1st syllable) but I may be wrong. As for abelian, I've always said it as a-bee-lee-an (stress on 2nd syllable). I believe some may say a-bell-ee-an. I don't know for sure. Anyone? Then we can add a linguistic note. --prime mover 17:18, 5 June 2012 (EDT)
- Entirely correct; I think the abeeleean stems from the fact that we do not write Abelian (anymore?) (in which case the spelling rules should dictate Abellian anyway). I have never encountered anyone saying abelleean. Just my .02. --Lord_Farin 17:28, 5 June 2012 (EDT)