Help with Siri pronouncing hard g please.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sidebox, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. sidebox macrumors member

    sidebox

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    So my last name starts with "Ger" and Siri keeps pronouncing it "Jer", like Germany, rather than "Gr" as in tiger. I have tried a bunch of different spellings in the phoenetic field to no avail.. Thoughts?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Did you remove the "e" between g and r from the phonetic last name? Like in grrrrreat!
     
  3. tourada macrumors regular

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    It should have the phonetic spelling of "gur-" to produce the sound of your last name. Didn't have Siri try it, but as long as Siri follows all phonetic rules, it should work.
     
  4. sidebox thread starter macrumors member

    sidebox

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    I did try removing the letter between g and r.... And thank you for the answer... Gur it is. Works perfectly... Now I feel a little foolish for not thinking of that first.

    Awesome.
     
  5. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Any suggestions for a last name that starts with "Ge?"

    Siri provinces it with a soft G, as in "Gee wiz, mister!" When, in all actuality, it should be a hard G, as in "Willie McGee."

    Can not figure out the phonetics for the life of me. Any ideas?
     
  6. cyks macrumors 68020

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    There is nothing wrong with Siri. You're just pronouncing your name wrong.
    ;)
     

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