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John Walker in his work A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names suggests pronouncing it as "Ebóracum":

John Walker. A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.

Are there any other sources of this word's pronunciation?

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    I'm guessing Walker puts a short ă because it got syncopated later ("York"). But that syncope happened after the word had gotten totally reanalyzed in English, so I wouldn't put much weight on it. – Draconis Aug 18 at 17:48
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If the underlying Celtic form was in fact Eburākon, then one would expect it to have been borrowed into Latin with a long ā and hence pronounced with the accent on the paenultima.

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