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How do you pronounce $\mathcal{L}$?

It almost always denotes a random variable of losses in a portfolio. It comes up a lot in my "Essential mathematics for market risk management" book, and I feel a bit silly calling it "curly L" to the portfolio managers I work with.

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    $\begingroup$ I just call it the letter "L". It's just a fancy way of writing that letter. $\endgroup$
    – The Count
    Mar 29 '17 at 1:09
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    $\begingroup$ You could say Script L $\endgroup$ Mar 29 '17 at 1:15
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    $\begingroup$ Or just "random variable of losses" :) $\endgroup$ Mar 29 '17 at 1:50
  • $\begingroup$ All good answers. Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – lebelinoz
    Mar 29 '17 at 2:44
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    $\begingroup$ Unless you have a formula where you're both using $L$ and $\mathcal L$, what's the problem with just referring to it as "ell", as The Count says? $\endgroup$ Mar 29 '17 at 5:11
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Personally, I use either 'luh' or 'ell'.

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