I have to transcribe a German male's name into another language.
His name is written 'René', as in 'René Descartes', except it's a German first name.
My German knowledge is very shallow, so I'd like to ask you about the most idiomatic way of pronouncing the name spelled as above in German, preferably in IPA symbols, please.
For what it's worth, I'm not interested in the phonetic values of the consonants, as they clearly correspond to some phonemes in my target language. I'm more interested in knowing the values of the 2 vowels.
I found two webpages on the Internet, which offer recordings of this name by German speakers:
The 2 vowels which follow 'r' and 'n' respectively sound distinct to my ears in the 2 recordings on the Forvo page. On the second webpage, however, the 2 vowels sound somewhat similar to me in the first recording, but they sound like 2 distinct phonemes in the second recording from that page.
On another forum, I posted the same question asking if [ʀəne], which is my guess from listening to the recordings from the pages above, is the correct transcription for this name in German, but a native German speaker told me it's incorrect, and the correct version would be [ʀe:'ne:].
In his correction, the 2 vowels are identical, but this is not what I hear from some of the recordings, so I wonder if they are allophones...
So can someone confirm his correction, and hopefully explain why the 2 vowels sound different to my ears?