Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sinko, Oct 16, 2006.
I've heard someone on TV pronounce it something like "urnj".
The pronunciation of this word varies widely within the U.S. by region.
Personally, I pronounce it "oarnge", basically as a single syllable but with an odd dipththong. It's almost "or'nge". (Pronunciation is impossible to explain without a standard point of reference. On this site, http://demo.acapela-group.com, I pronounce it similar to the US English Ryan voice.)
Two syllables for me:
Check the range of options HERE.
I'm most like UK Audrey.
And a couple more options here
Not represented at this site (or the one I suggested) is a U.S. East Coast pronunciation which is more like "Ah-renj" with a more drawn-out sound to it. It has two distinct syllables, and the first syllable is a very bright "Ah" sound.
Sounds like it might be the one I was fumbling for with my 'R-enj.'
Are you originally from the East Coast, mgarizona?
Rather literally, having been regularly shifted back and forth between New York and Florida.
"Oar-inj" for me.
It might be how you pronounce it. Given that we have at least half a dozen different ways of saying it above this is clearly not the only way of saying it.
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