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Seven
« on: July 26, 2017, 08:15:56 am »
Anyone else having trouble getting Alexa to recognise an instruction with 'seven' in it? Every time I've asked for a seven minute timer, I've got a one minute timer but I think I know why. It's not about enunciation, it's about pronunciation. When Americans say words ending in 'en', like seven and open, they tend to pronounce the 'e' as in 'opEn', but when we Brits use those words, we obliterate the 'e' so it becomes 'op'n' or even 'opun' - hence getting a one minute timer instead of seven. Since I adopted the Len Goodman approach - 'SevEN' - I've had no problems.
You're welcome.

Re: Seven
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 09:33:24 am »
From Len, a tEn!  You had to know someone was gonna to say that  ;)

Re: Seven
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 10:02:57 am »
From Len, a tEn!  You had to know someone was gonna to say that  ;)

Hehe - that one I can manage and so can Madam!

Re: Seven
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 06:20:22 am »
or you always say 420 seconds  :-)

Re: Seven
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 07:09:26 am »
or you always say 420 seconds  :-)

I'd need a postit note for that but yes! Unless it hears my 'hundr'd' as some other thing entirely!

Re: Seven
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 10:56:11 am »
How good are you with accents?  If Hugh Laurie can so convincingly sound American...

Re: Seven
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 01:48:49 pm »
How good are you with accents?  If Hugh Laurie can so convincingly sound American...

If they paid me that much, I'd give it a ruddy good try!

Re: Seven
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 05:01:45 pm »
 ;D

Re: Seven
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 04:22:00 pm »

Re: Seven
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 06:18:28 pm »