Pronunciation of Orange?
The Duolingo speaker pronounces the 'g' like it would be in English, but a pronunciation guide I found says the letter 'g' should be pronounced like it is in 'go'. Which is correct?
"Orange" was taken from a different language, and mimics its soft g (like we have in English). There are a few words like that that don't follow standard German pronunciation rules due to the original source language, like "Sandwich".
@ thejohnfreeman Yes, sorry. I just changed languages and got confused. Tip: Germans normally adapt words from a foreign language by translating them, or changing the spelling: chocolat (French) turns into Schokolade. If you meet a word which seems to be foreign and with its own spelling it is time to be alert. Then Germans tend to use the pronunciation from that language (orange)
The sound of -g- and -c- depends on the sound following it. "Cent" (sañ) commences with an -s- sound. "Cuivre" commences with an -k- sound. "Le géant" commences with the soft -g-. "grand" commences with the -g- in "good".