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Long vowel quality before R

I study in Berlin and I've noticed that long vowels preceding an R have a very different quality. In specific, they are consistently more open, sometimes mixing with their "short vowel" equivalent. ...
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Cornelsen - Why pronounced with long “e”

I know the syllable structure is cor-nel-sen So it should be pronounced with a short "e", isn't it? Or maybe because it is a last name the rules don't apply here?
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How to distinguish between long ä and short ä

Kläglich, Mädchen have both long ä sound. I know that the basic rule is when two consonants follow the vowel it would be short, z. B. Keller, Kellner, Lerner the e is short. So that rule of thumb ...
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Last “e” sound in schreiben

IPA says [ˈʃʀaɪ̯bn̩] Is the "e" here fully suppressed? I thought there supposed to be a schwa sound here. It sounds "schreibn". The same with the verbs machen and lachen in IPA it shows no schwa. ...
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Length of vowels before ‘ss’ in Swiss standard German

In standard German (of Germany and Austria) we use the spelling difference between ss and ß to signal whether the preceding vowel is short or long. A short vowel is followed by ss, a long vowel is ...
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Wie wird das e in „Genus“ ausgesprochen?

Wiktionary bietet zwei unterschiedliche Aussprachen für den Vokal im Wort „Genus“: /ˈɡɛnʊs/ (wie „Bett“) /ˈɡeːnʊs/ (wie „Meer“) Bei dict.cc und LEO werden die Hörbeispiele nur mit /ɛ/ ausgesprochen. ...
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Listening practice for long vs. short vowels

I'm looking for good resources or exercises for practicing recognizing long vs. short vowels. Minimal pair recordings in "quiz" format would be ideal. I know when reading whether a vowel should be ...