Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist and theologian. Pascal's influenced spanned through a great deal of subjects including probability theory, geometry, the study of fluids and the development of the mechanical calculator.
The correct pronunciation of Blaise Pascal in French is blehz pahs-KAHL
. His first name, Blaise, is pronounced with an "eh" sound, which is analogous to how you pronounce the "e" in the word "best" and is followed by the pronunciation of a "z". The key to pronouncing Pascal correctly is to remember that the stress is on the second syllable, transcribed as -KAHL
. It also important to pronounce both the "a"s in Pascal in the same way, with an open "ah" sound.