I am searching a scientific term for the pronunciation rules covering the following: The vowel in Stamm is short, but the vowel in Wal is long.

In German, pronunciation is Aussprache, but I am looking for a more specific term related to the specific rules of combination of vowels and consonants. Which part of Aussprache is it? I found Phonotaktik but I am not sure if it is the correct one.


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An integral part of phonetics (Phonetik in German) is research not only on rules of the quality but also on rules for the quantity of a vowel.

The German term for this would be

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