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Pronunciation of the verb 'surfe'

The vowel sound is definitely an "ö" sound, close to what it is in English. As for the initial consonant, there is considerable regional variation in how an initial "s" is ...
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Pronunciation of the verb 'surfe'

Wiktionary has the answer. It is: [ˈsœːɐ̯fə] If it was a real German word, it would be written as söafe where ö and a build a diphthong. The ö is long and stressed, but turns to an a before the f. The ...
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Pronunciation of the verb 'surfe'

The common process of integrating a word into the German language is to leave the pronounciation intact. That is: as intact as German pronounciation allows. Therefore the lexem "surf-" is ...
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Pronunciation of the verb 'surfe'

DWDS ( https://www.dwds.de/wb/surfen ) gives a long "ö" in IPA, which strikes me as wrong. It is also not what I hear in their sound file (which is better sound quality than the wikimedia ...
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Pronunciation of the verb 'surfe'

Per Wiktionary: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/De-surfe.ogg I've noticed that when German borrows verbs, it tends to keep the original pronunciation, allowing changes for sounds ...
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