Functions with no standard pronunciation

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There are many mathematical functions with a single widely-agreed written form, but with multiple widely-used spoken forms.

Hyperbolic functions

Common ways of saying \(\sinh\) include "shine", "sine-ch", "sine-aitch", and "hyperbolic sine"[1].

This applies similarly to \(\tanh\), but \(\cosh\) can be read phonetically in English.

Other examples

  • \(\ln\) - "lunn", "ell enn", "natural log(arithm)".
  • \(\operatorname{ercf}\)