Talk:Nu (letter)

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Ni ephelkustikon[edit]

What is this? Upon Googling this phrase, all I got were references back to this page (Nu). Upon seeing this, I'm deleting the section. Scoutersig 22:42, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Is the correct pronounciation "new" or "knee"? The previous article on Wiki said "knee", however, Answers.com says it is "new". I'm more inclined to trust an encyclopedia, but more info on pronunciation would be appreciated.

Actually, upon looking at English pronunciation of Greek letters and Answers.com, I'm inclined to believe that it's pronounced "new". I'll update the article to reflect that. LazySofa 02:39, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
In Modern Greek, the name of the letter is pronounced either "nee" or "nyee," as it is optionally palatalized before an "ee" sound. In Ancient Greek, the vowel (upsilon) is believed to have been at first pronounced "oo" and later like German ü. (These are of course approximations.) (See W. Sidney Allen (1987): Vox Graeca: the pronunciation of Classical Greek, Cambridge: University Press.) Kostaki mou 03:39, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
Actually, the correct spelling is Ny (and My). Mu and Nu are not correct. 91.55.105.211 20:47, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
Saying it sounds like "new" is not all that helpful, since there are large variations in the way "new" is pronounced by English speakers. The difference between "Noo York" and "Nyoo York". I say "Nyoo York" but I say the name of this greek letter in equations as "Noo", not "Nyoo".

Edit request from Hugolemieux, 19 January 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} For the article "Nu (letter)",

I think the line "* The frequency of a wave in physics and other fields." should be replaced by "* The spatial frequency of a wave in physics and other fields.", which would be more accurate. Moreover, there is no reference to the letter nu in the "frequency" article.

Hugolemieux (talk) 16:41, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable, so I'll make the edit; if anyone objects, they can change it back and/or discuss it here. WP:BRD. Thanks,  Chzz  ►  09:29, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done