Siri doesn't can't say or understand "rural." Try it

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  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    I tried to get Siri to recognize "rural coverage", as in "Verizon has good rural coverage." Nope. Siri does not recognize the word "rural" via dictation. Alexa recognizes it fine.

    Try it. She does not understand rural.
     
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    It recognized it just fine for me. Just tried it asking for reviews of the Rural Juror.
     
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    Worked for me too. But, one time it thought it heard "Royal".
     
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    Maybe you are
     
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    Works fine for me. Maybe enunciate a little better when you speak?
     
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    Try with a neutral mid-west accent.
    “Ruh-rahl” two syllables. Not the one-syllable “ruh’l”.
     
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    There's a good reason why Siri can't understand "rural". All Apple users are sophisticated, urban users who not only do not live in small communities. In fact, they don't know such places exist.
     
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    It occured to me that it might a a dialect thing, and this confirms it.
     
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    I tried "define rural" a few times in a row – Siri repeatedly interpreted "Define Rurel" and performed a web search on that.
     
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    Did an edit, and picked rural. It works more consistently now.
     
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    With my messed up Pittsburgh accent (with a dash of Texas), neither Siri nor Google Assistant will ever understand my version of ‘rural’, even if they gain sentience.
     
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    I live in Pittsburgh as well, haha.
     
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    Siri consistently hears "rule" when I say "rural" (two syllables) with my Kiwi accent. Interesting!
     
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    LOL. First try worked fine.
    But I didn’t pronounce it with the rural Kentucky accent of my childhood. The one where “oil” becomes “all” and most two syllable words become three.
     
  20. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Fortunately it's one thing she's never said to me.
     
  21. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    It didn’t understand the word by itself, but when I used it in sentences it understood me just fine.
     

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