relating to (a) the change of a vowel that is caused by partial assimilation to a succeeding sound or that occurs as a reflex of the former presence of a succeeding sound which has been lost or altered, or (b) the vowels (ä, ö, ü, or äu) resulting from such partial assimilation

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Wie schreibt man Umlaute und scharfes S auf nichtdeutschen Tastaturen?

How do you write Umlauts and ß on non-German keyboards? Wie schreibt man Umlaute und ß auf einer US-Tastatur?
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Evolution of the digraph “ae” in the German language during the centuries

I am German, but I thought I would ask this question in English so that everyone possessing knowledge about this specific subject could join in independently from the language it was asked in. In ...
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Conversion table for diacritics (e.g. “ü” → “ue”)

I am looking for a table for converting German diacritics into their non-diacritic character combination equivalent. For instance that table would indicate that the umlaut ü may be converted to ue). ...
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How to learn/explain to pronounce Ä,Ö,Ü,Z,CH?

How do I learn to pronounce Ä (at least 2 different: "Ärzte" + slightly different "Ärmel", "ätzend") Ö (at least 2 different: "Öl", "Öffnung" + slightly different "Löffel") Ü (at least 2 ...
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What is the umbrella term for ä, ö and ü and the little dots on them?

In English, the sounds like a, e, i, o or u are called vowel sounds. I want to know, whether ä, ö, and ü have certain names in German language and what the dots used to produce them are called.
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Which German word contains the most ä, ö, ü, and ß in any variation?

I'm German and residing in France. When I was asked the following question the only word which came into my mind was Gesäß. Which German word contains the most ä, ö, ü, and ß in any variation? Are ...
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Warum hat »nächtlich« einen Umlaut und »weihnachtlich« keinen?

Weihnachtlich und nächtlich sind Adjektive, die vom gleichen Wort abgeleitet sind. Warum hat ein Wort einen Umlaut und das andere keinen?