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How do you pronounce the “g” in “Heiligtum”? [duplicate]

In the Ode to Joy lyrics, the phrase "Himmlische, dein Heiligtum" appears early on. When I listen to the musical setting, in Beethoven's 9th, it is hard for me to discern from the voice of the tenor ...
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What is the “correct” way of pronouncing - ig and the end of the word [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where? In all of my German books and several websites (as in this one), it is said that an -ig suffix it is pronounced as -ich using the ...
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Correct pronunciation of number words ending in -g? Such as “zwanzig” [duplicate]

What is the correct pronunciation of words ending in -g? Such as: heftig zwanzig lustig and so on... In many films and TV series I heard something like "lustich", "zwanzich" and so forth, however, ...
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How to pronounce langweilig? [duplicate]

I have been learning German at school for 5 years now and my teacher (not a native German speaker, she is a native English speaker.) has always pronounced 'langweilig' as 'lang-wei-lig' (pronouncing ...
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pronunciation of the -ig suffix as [ɪç] or [ɪk], is it regional? [duplicate]

I am was pronouncing gestrig as [ˈɡɛstʀɪç], rhyming with mich [mɪç]. My Austrian colleague did not understand me until she said, oh, you mean [ˈɡɛstʀɪk]. Wiktionary lists both the [ɪç] and [ɪk] ...
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What is the correct pronunciation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the ending -ig pronounced, and where? My parents were from Vienna and for years I heard them pronounce words such as zwanzig, fertig, notwendig etc., by ending in "ich" ...
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Sind Unterschiede in der Aussprache des letzten Lautes in „Honig“ und „Teig“ regional bedingt? [duplicate]

In meiner Familie, die aus ziemlich unterschiedlichen Regionen kommt (Niederrhein, Thüringen, Oberschlesien) wurde „Honig“ von allen stets -ç, aber „Teig“ immer -k ausgesprochen. Man kann aber ...
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Why are “vier” and the beginning of “vierzehn” not pronounced the same?

Why is vier in the beginning of vierzehn [ˈfɪrʦeːn] not pronounced the same as the standalone vier [fiːɐ]?
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What pronunciation is more influential, higher status or standard?

I was looking into different pronunciations, I saw there is a difference between regions within Germany and also with other German speaking countries, making me wonder which set of pronunciation rules ...
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How to pronounce “ich” [duplicate]

I've been learning German since October 2013. I know at some point I must decided how to pronounce "ich". Any opinions that might help me make this decision? Danke...
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How do you pronounce 'igt' in words like 'bestätigt'?

The word 'bestätigt' can be used (to my knowledge) as either a verb or an adjective. I have heard it pronounced with the 'g' sounding like the 'ch' in 'ich', and I've also heard it pronounced with ...
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“Genu-k” vs “Genu-g”? How do you pronounce it?

Is it Genu-g or Genu-k?? Or is it a matter of dialects? What I hear (and use) is a "g" sound as in the word "Tag". Anyone here pronounces it Genuk? In wiktionary it says [ɡəˈnuːk] and [taːk] ...