Things siri doesn't understand

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Toccata81, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Toccata81 macrumors member

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    Although voice-to-typing understands "knit cap" Siri mishears me with the following...

    "and it"
    "nick"
    "net"

    I could not get Siri to understand the words "knit cap".

    Unless there's already a thread for this you can direct me to, would be interesting to see other responses regarding things Siri surprisingly doesn't understand.

    :)
     
  2. marksman macrumors 603

    marksman

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Record yourself saying knit cap and put it online do we can hear it. Without knowing what you sound like it is hard to be of nuch assistance.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    What's wrong with hat?

    Not to single out the OP, but I'm really tired of reading what Siri can't do rather than what she can.
     
  4. Toccata81 thread starter macrumors member

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    As I stated in the OP, speak-to-type correctly writes "knit cap" when I speak the words.
     
  5. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    Knit cap works fine for me...I think Siri understands better when you put the phone to your ear.

    Now I'm having a heck of a time with it understanding German first and last names...first names are somewhat easier for her, but last names like "schlabrendorff" or "guderian" are another story! I even tried switching Siri to German with no luck.

    PS...this was a good laugh too... Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg....Siri thought I was asking her how to make muffins! haha
     
  6. Toccata81 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! That worked for me too!
     
  7. Cripps macrumors regular

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    I can speak reasonable German and I too have trouble understanding German names.
    Siri is just a little girl, she will improve her skills over time.
     
  8. Futhark macrumors 65816

    Futhark

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    I have to change my accent totally to get it to understand SPAIN instead of typing up SPEAN

    Ask "What's the weather like in Spain" and see if it happens you too
     
  9. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Wait, you pronounce 'spain' as 'spean'???

    'ai' is never pronounced as 'ea'. The former is 'ay' whereas the latter is a long 'ee' like:

    bean
    clean
    mean
    dean
    dream
    beam
    teen
    meme
    lean
    green
    keen
    queen

    VS

    spain
    pain
    rain
    cane
    lane
    bane
    tame
    lain
    crane
    vein
    main
    stain
    vane
    sane
    grain
    vain
     
  10. Will69 macrumors regular

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    I was demoing Siri and asked "google search for Buenos Aires"?

    It could not understand me but...

    When I asked "google search for buenos aires, Argentina ?" she understood me.
     
  11. jjo macrumors member

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    I have a contact, 'Aaron' in my list. Siri tends to think I said 'Erin'.

    I often have to use Aaron's full name to get Siri to respond correctly.

    But, I understand the confusion.
     
  12. lilpete macrumors member

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    she doesn't understand when I ask her where the nearest maccas is... I have to say mac-don-alds :(
     
  13. jaileer macrumors newbie

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    Have you never heard anyone from Ireland speak? Stop being a myopic prick and try contributing to the conversation instead of...whatever it is you were trying to do here.
     
  14. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I'm from Northern Ireland too and Siri understood me perfectly when I asked what the weather was in Spain. I have it set to the American voice.
     
  15. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    I am 46 and have never once in my life said out loud the phrase "knit cap" no wonder Siri doesn't understand it.
     

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