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RDL2004
08-17-2006, 11:08 AM
I have no idea.

Fur ee ur? (like courier in american)

Four ee orr?

Four ee ay

Fwaryer?

Fwar ee ay?

I guess I don't watch enough teevee and if I ever heard it in school, its long forgotten,.
I tend to think its Four ee yor ( 4 yee orr? ) or am I way off?
Lol, I give up on the phonetic spelling.

Obviously I nee any help yo can provide :)

RDL2004
08-17-2006, 11:13 AM
Well, "need any help you can provide". All the other spellings were intentional :)

Beau Schwabe
08-17-2006, 11:14 AM
This might help...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourier

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPA_chart_for_English



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Beau Schwabe (mailto:bschwabe@parallax.com)

IC Layout Engineer
Parallax, Inc.

RDL2004
08-17-2006, 11:33 AM
Well, I'll have to take some time to figure at how math symbols are pronounced (integral signs? I think my browser font is set way too small) but it looks like my last two tries are closest?

Kevin Wood
08-17-2006, 12:48 PM
I think it's four yay without the space, where yay rhymes with way.

So: fouryay

Bruce Bates
08-17-2006, 12:57 PM
RDL2004 -

Fourier is generally pronounced:

FOUR' - EE - AYE

French derivation. You can hear it pronounced here:
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/fourier

Regards,

Bruce Bates

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