BURNING EARTHSHAKING Tuple Question

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Mon Jul 23 18:36:33 CEST 2001


Sun, 22 Jul 2001 16:54:08 +0500, Tom Bryan <tbryan at python.net> pisze:

> In both my undergraduate and graduate studies in mathematics in the U.S., 
> I only remember hearing tuple pronounced so that it rhymes with goop.  If 
> anyone pronounced it to rhyme with couple, it was rare enough that I don't 
> remember it.  But we also said "pie" for pi and "fee" for phi.

Because you have ambiguous orthography :-)

At least in Polish tupla is unambiguously pronounced tooplah
(or translated to krotka), and we say pee and fee. And pit-on.

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