A 'v' in the beginning of a word can be pronounced in one of two ways:
- /f/: Vater, verrückt, vier, Vogel.
- /v/: Vanille, Verb, Villa, Vokal, vulgär.
My question: Is there a way to know how a word should be pronounced without looking it up?
Bonus question: Wiktionary has a lot of ver-words transcribed with /v/, e.g. verleben, vergammelt, vernetzen. Are they pronounced like that in some dialect?