Edinburgh, the name of the capital of Scotland, has slipped into many other languages in an almost unchanged written form, but its counter-intuitive English pronunciation is usually known only to native speakers. It is pronounced /ˈɛdɪnbərə/ (ed-in-bə-rə) or /ˈɛdɪnbrə/ (ed-in-brə) in the UK and /ˈɛdənbʌrə/ (ed-ən-bʌ-rə) or /ˈɛdənbərə/ (ed-ən-bə-rə) in the US.
Pronunciation of ‘Edinburgh’ in English
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