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The prerequisite for this answer is knowing how to pronounce er and sehen (which you might hear in the very first lesson of a German course). The IPA signs for the words you asked for are: for eh, [eː] long e as the [eː] in sehen for ehe (or Ehe, which is not the same), [ˈeːə]. I.e. the same long e as above and then the second e of sehen. for ...


I have thought about how I can answer you without speaking, so I have searched for a few videos in which you can find your answer. Ehe (1:35 Min): https://youtu.be/1p2cTwcqt_M Eh: Like "Ehe", without the last syllable. Eher (1:30) https://youtu.be/JcmDlftUzck


Diese Frage hat mich auch schon beschäftigt. Bevor ich aber zu meiner »damals« gefundenen Antwort übergehe, werfen wir einen kurzen Blick auf Wiktionary: Dort werden direkt hintereinander die beiden Aussprachen U-kra-i-ne und U-krai-ne genannt, und die entsprechenden Wortreime als -ine und -eine gegeben. Beim Duden gehen sie sogar einen Schritt weiter, und ...


The four are actually pretty discernable once you know what you need to do. We have two variants that end in er and we have two that don’t. And we also have three variants that have an additional eh in the beginning and one that doesn’t. We can consider the cases independently: eh at the beginning means that a long [e:] is added. er at the end is ...

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