How to Pronounce German Vowels

The German language may be known for its many consonants, but what most learners have trouble with are in fact the vowels.

The following chart gives a pretty much thorough account of the pronunciation of German vowels, in form of a flowchart.  It will help you determine how to pronounce the vowels in a given word.

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UPDATE:  This is version 5 of the chart, as of 2017-02-17.

Please comment here with suggestions, corrections, etc.

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