Siri + Scottish Accent

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by taylor200588, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. taylor200588 macrumors regular

    taylor200588

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    #1
    I got my iPhone 4S as soon as it was released! I thought Siri would be just a show off feature, but I find myself using it ALL the time (sending texts, calling people, setting up meetings, playing music). I use it in the car a lot too, however I have found that when driving shouting at Siri cause he keeps getting things wrong, I bought a Jawbone Bluetooth headset thinking it would help ... not so much.

    Its down to my scottish accent, I've found myself asking it repeatedly something and not coming up trumps, however as soon as I put on a dodgy American accent .... works like a dream!!

    And I'm not the only one to find this!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15475989

    Just thought I would share this!!
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

    labman

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    I love Scotland been there twice in my life I hope to get at least one more trip in however some of my fellow Scotts are very difficult to understand having been raised in the US. I'm not trying to be a jerk. Scotland was one of my favorite places I have visited. How Siri was going to handle all the accents, slang and speech problems people might have was the 1st thing I wondered how Siri could handle as a world device. keep in mind Siri is still beta so hopefully it will improve. Sorry you have to use the Doggy American accent.

    God I miss your pubs!!!
     
  3. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    If you talk proper it should be fine. I read the phone doesn't understand slang.

    Noticed it in a new news sites about it not understanding the accents.
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Just to reverse the situation, I'm still 13 months from my next upgrade. But assuming iPhone 5/5S has Siri still, Sean Connery providing an alternate Siri voice will be worth upgrading early :D He's got to be bored in his Bahamanian retirement...
     
  5. martinbanshee macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem, but found that if you speak slower and clear it manages pretty well although it's not quite natural speaking.

    To be fair to Siri though, I'm from north-east Scotland and I don't understand what some of the Glaswegians say ;)
     
  6. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    Based on all the Aberdonians I've met (of which my Grandad was one), I'd say it's mutual :D
     
  7. davidjearly macrumors 68020

    davidjearly

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    Absolutely. Having lived in Aberdeen for 5 years, I can say with authority it is one of the most peculiar and difficult to understand dialects.
     
  8. jpitcairn macrumors member

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    I'm from Edinburgh and we probably have the easiest to understand accent in Scotland. Siri doesn't understand a single word i say but understands my Glaswegian friend every time!
     
  9. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    stop saying "ken" at the end of every sentence? ;) I'm from Edinburgh originally too (although I left at the age of 11 to move to Glasgow) and Siri mostly understands what I'm saying. I never picked up a Glasgow accent though
     

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