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How do you pronounced Michael Spivak's last name?

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Is it spih-vach?
 

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I always thought its was "Spy Vac"
 
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Me too, but i asked my teacher a question in it and he pronounced it spih-vach. So i'm wondering if he knows something I don't :)
 
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Me too, but i asked my teacher a question in it and he pronounced it spih-vach. So i'm wondering if he knows something I don't :)
I've never heard it pronouced differently from "spih-vack." Obviously in English the i and a are short vowels.
 
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vack like a yak in a kayak? or like mach.
 
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vack like a yak in a kayak? or like mach.
Short "a," so like yak.
 
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spih-vach seems correct
 
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i have known him for 45 years. i have always pronounced it as spih' - vak, as has everyone else who knew him, and he has never objected.
 

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