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    Default How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ? At school I learned to pronounce it with a "bur-ri" ending, but is that the usual pronunciation ?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    I have heard /edinburra/, mainly from the English.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

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    Click here 'edinburgh for pronunication.
    Last edited by albertino; 26-Oct-2009 at 05:24.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    (Not a teacher)
    Click here 'edinburgh for pronunication.
    Thanks ! Is this the common pronunciation ?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Thanks ! Is this the common pronunciation ?
    I would pronounce it like this:inogolo - Pronunciation of Edinburgh : How to pronounce Edinburgh

    The former is an American pronunciation. Another spelling is "Edinborough."

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    In many pronunciations the /n/ assimilates to the /b/, and you get [mb]; also, in connected speech I commonly hear it pronounced as only 3 syllables: /'edɪmbrə/ (the 4-syllable version sounds excessively precise to me).

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (the 4-syllable version sounds excessively precise to me).

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    What do you mean by excessively precise? True the syllables become a bit slurred but they are there surely?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    Under no circumstances is it "Edin-burg".

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    Well I'm certainly not a slovenly speaker - indeed, during my PGCE Teaching Practice I was regarded as 'talking posh'. And I use both pronunciations - 4 syllables, when I'm on my best behaviour, and 3 syllables for everyday use (for example, if I were buying a train ticket I'd always say /'edɪmbrə/ ).

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Edinburgh" ?

    Edin - bur - ah.

    Seems to be popular

    I also hear..

    Edin - br - ah.

    Not saying they are correct, but they seem to be popular pronunciation.

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