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I tried to find dictionaries with pronunciation hints on Google Books, so that we can have references here to discuss about. Here are my findings. They all claim angeblich to be pronounced on the first syllable (which might surprise some commentors of your question): PONS Großwörterbuch Englisch: Englisch-Deutsch / Deutsch-Englisch, page 1327 Deutsches ...
But: there are cases in German where stress changes the meaning: umfahren : to steer around (a car around an obstacle, e.g. a traffic jam) "Wir empfehlen, den Stau weiträumig zu umfahren." umfahren : to run over (an obstacle with a car, e.g. a sign post) Pass auf, du wirst das Schild noch umfahren! Edit: the fact of the matter is that in German, ...
This one is good. Some words have several speakers with a map showing the region they are in. It even has Swiss German speakers and words for which few resources exist. This has helped me quite a bit since I live in Switzerland. Forvo
It also depends on whether you want to emphasize something. In standard pronunciation you maybe stress the first syllable and when you emphasize a word you stress another syllable. I think there are no rules for stressing, it’s feeling for the language.
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