Slovenian: pronunctiation of the German -ei-


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Hello, I'd like to know how you Slovenians pronounce ei in words of German origin, eg.: Einstein, eidam, Frankenstein, Eiffel...[ai] /Hochdeustch/ or [ei] /Austrian/ Thanks.
  • iezik

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    The three words that I know are always pronouced as [ai]. I imagine that proper names are pronounced this way.
    Einstein, Frankenstein, Eiffel

    The words that entered the lower registers of Slovenian language are probably more affected by the regional Austrian variants. Although all that I can find quickly are also with [ai]: Zeitung, Eimer, Streik, Seife, gemein, or some other non-[ ei] variant: Zeichen /a/.
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