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We get a lot of pronunciation queries. Here's one:

I'm currently in a production of 'Ragtime' in Chicago, and we've got a question about the pronunciation of the word "Tateh". Given that he's a Latvian Jewish immigrant in the early 1900s, how would "Tateh" be pronounced? We've had two Tatehs and one pronounced it "Tah-tuh" and the other pronounces it "Tah-tay". Is either correct? We're just really curious! Thanks

It's pronounced tat-uh to rhyme with shmatte, or in English 'what a'.

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