Phonetics For Pronouncing 'Jacques Herbrand'?

Herbrand

ehr/brah~

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Phonetics For Pronouncing 'Jacques Herbrand'?

Herbrand

ehr/brah~

Jacques Herbrand was a French mathematical prodigy who was born in 1908, and died 1931 at the age of only 23. He introduced recursive functions, and 'Herbrand's Theorem' which could refer to one of two different theories.

He also created Herbrand Logic which is an extension of Propositional Logic - it augments Propositional Logic with 2 new Linguistic features, viz. Variables and Quantifiers.

Now while my grasp of Herbrand Logic may be tenuous at best, I do know how to pronounce his name correctly. 'Herbrand' does look as though it could be German, but it's French so French rules apply. No-one expects you to roll the 'r' and add a Gallic flair to your accent, but you can do the minimum: drop the 'h' (Americans already do this in words like 'herb'), note that the 'er' rhymes with 'where' not 'her', nasalize the 'n', and drop the 'd'. Really quite easy if you listen to the audio.

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