can you teach siri pronunciation of names?

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

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    I have a friend Marcia that's pronounced Mar-cee-ya. Is there a way to tell Siri this?
  2. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    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

    Jul 27, 2010
    It's a case in point .. generally speaking, can you do it?
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    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

    Mar 19, 2009
    Orbiting Mercury
    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

    Sep 14, 2006

    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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