User comments for Cyneburga (Pronunciation Only)

I would say that this is pronounced something like "KUH-na-BOOR-ga", with an alveolar trill (like the "rr" in Spanish).
gaelruadh19  1/27/2007
'C' is hard like a modern K.
'Y' is like a U with an umlaut.
'NE' is 'Na'. With A as in 'about' or 'soda'.
'GA' I think the G here is silent, although I'm not 100% certain.

Go to, download the first poetry sample and listen out for the word Brunanburh. It will give you a basic idea of how 'burh' names sounded in their original Old English context.

Personally, I prefer the more common spelling and pronunciation CYNEBURH. It just sounds nicer without the additional 'a' sound at the end.
Beornhild  1/3/2007

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