Mathematician:Leonhard Paul Euler/Linguistic Note

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Linguistic Note on Euler

The correct pronunciation of Euler is Oi-ler, consistent with convention in Germanic languages.

Uninitiated English native speakers may be tempted to pronounce Yoo-ler, but this is definitely wrong.

Consequently, noun phrases which begin with Euler's name would be preceded by "an" rather than "a", for example an Eulerian graph.