can you teach siri pronunciation of names?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eroxx, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend Marcia that's pronounced Mar-cee-ya. Is there a way to tell Siri this?
     
  2. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Siri is a girl with attitude. I highly doubt she'll agree to change from the conventional pronunciation, which is mar-sha.

    You could try though, but it'll take a lot of begging.
     
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's a case in point .. generally speaking, can you do it?
     
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    On a more serious note,

    I don't think it's possible with Siri 1.0.

    Although Siri 1.1 could bring such possibility.

    Send Apple a feature request.
     
  5. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    There are several reports around this forum of Siri altering pronunciation over time but how it occurs is unknown at this point.
     
  6. grovertdog macrumors regular

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    Absolutely!

    I have a friend, "Raquel", with whom I text and email.

    The first few times Siri referred to her as something that sounded almost like "Raccoon". After a few hours, the pronunciation was correct, although I don't know how "she" did it. Maybe she was jealous at first until she realized I was communicating about work issues? :D
     

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