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Pronunciation of ‘Edinburgh’ in English

by Jakub Marian

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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.

By the way, are you not a native English speaker? Then you should check out the list of over 500 commonly mispronounced words I have compiled in the form of a book. There’s also a downloadable PDF version.

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