There are questions on ELU about the phonemic transcriptions of orange in both British and American English in dictionaries.

However, this being a site for linguists and all that, I thought I would indulge myself in a question about how people pronounce orange, in terms of what sounds they actually make and the qualities of those sounds in 'minutiae'.

What are some narrow transcriptions of the word orange that we might expect in standard Englishes (with a segment by segment explanation)? If you have any interesting narrow transcriptions of non-standard English varieties, also with explanations of the finer features, those would be very welcome too.

  • One example -- start at 0:17 – Hot Licks Apr 8 at 1:45
  • Start about 0:17 -- the people are speaking with what seems to me to be a British accent. – Hot Licks Apr 8 at 1:50
  • This sounds like fairly normal American speech. – Hot Licks Apr 8 at 1:53
  • In spite of the puppet voices, this gives you several fairly "normal" pronunciations of "orange". Note the range of variation, though. – Hot Licks Apr 8 at 1:58
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    Did you pick the phrase segment by segment as a deliberate play on orange? ;) – Jason Bassford Apr 8 at 2:15

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