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    Correct pronounciation of name/ add words to Siri's vocabulary

    Siri doesn't say my name correctly. How do I fix this?

    How do I add vocalizations of names/jargon?



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    You can't. And Siri is still in Beta. So the code can be changed at any time.
    Facts are the first casualty of bad information.

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    I was hoping it was a little less beta than that!

    As is, having a lot of people in my life with non-standard names, and words I no longer remember are jargon, it will be pretty worthless for anything of substance until it is more mature. Oh, well, early adoption has its drawbacks.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by metrakay View Post
    Siri doesn't say my name correctly. How do I fix this?
    Go into your contact info and adding a field at the bottom (once you've hit "edit"). You can add a phonetic spelling of your first and/or last name. You might have to tweak it, but she'll use that instead of her current pronunciation. Good luck!
    Last edited by AppleGreg; 10-17-2011 at 03:39 PM.

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    OK, I've added the phonetic for my surname, in the area of contacts that has "names" like Friend and Assistant. This is not the "bottom" but I didn't think you meant below the address area. Can you now be more specific about how to "tweak" it? How will the Siri software know to pick that field? and how can I apply it easily to all members of family with the same surname once I get it working for me? She pronounces it just the way those telephone support people in Asia do--it's annoying because in the grand scheme of life and death, it's the only thing that's truly mine and I will take to the grave with me. I'd like it to be right while I'm here.

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    I'm not sure it works for anything but your own name... I could be wrong, though. By tweaking, I simply mean changing the phonetic spelling until she gets it right. you might add multiple "e"s, or try spelling something "eyer" vs "ire", making your name multiple "words", etc.

    Keep us posted on your progress! (metrakay, you too -- any success?)
    Last edited by AppleGreg; 10-19-2011 at 08:42 AM.

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    Siri mispronounces names

    I too have a difficult to pronounce last name. I tried many times to spell my name phonetically, but it still
    pronounces my last name the original wrong way.

    To update phonetic spelling, go into the contact you want to edit, hit edit, go to bottom of page, click add field and you will find the phonetic spelling boxes for first and last names. Unfortunately, it doesn't make Siri pronounce it
    any better. It could just be mine name she has a mental block for

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    unresolved . . .

    I guess I'm an idiot. For me, there is no "bottom of the page" connected to phonetic information. However, when I select "Add Field" from the "Card" menu in Address Boook Version 5.0.3 (883) (Snow Leopard 10.6.8), I see "Phonetic First/Last Name" as a choice at the top of the pop-up list. I added these items. Now, how do I force Siri to "say" or "pronounce" my last name? And for those members of my family (in my Address Book) who share this surname, how do I get Siri to learn their names are the same? Add phonetic infor for each contact?

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    Here's more on entering phonetic names (how to do it, and a problem that it causes):
    [Phonetic Last Name causes improper alphabetic sorting in Contacts: an iOS bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skull One View Post
    You can't. And Siri is still in Beta. So the code can be changed at any time.
    I, for one, am absolutely shocked that Apple would release anything that is in "Beta" with a shipping product. Seems like they were really grasping for something to make the iPhone 4S stand out; sort of how Google included "Navigation Beta" with Android 2.0

    Google shipping a beta, however, is nothing unexpected. I still cannot believe that Apple included beta code in iOS5 for the 4S.


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