How to you Pronounce forte?

How to you Pronounce forte?

“Pronunciation is not my
[for-tay]”

… but I feel that I’ve heard that the correct pronunciation is

“Confusing people is my [fort]”

Summary: The confusion may come from ‘forte’ as used in music for strong or loud, which is definitely pronounced ‘for tay’ = /ˈfɔr teɪ/. In French, the same letters are pronounced ‘fort’ = /fɔrt/. But those languages are not English, and English has its own rules, inspired by the originals but with no compunction to remain faithful, at least here with the French borrowing.

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