A trivial question, but one that has bothered me for a long time. I have a Nuvi 40LM (old, but still useful thanks to the lifetime maps). I use the female voice with the British accent (don't recall the name)because it is so well enunciated that I can understand it better than most. Frequently it directs me to "take sid road", or at least that's what it sounds like to me. What is it really saying that I hear as "sid"?
I think I found my answer in Garmin's Voice Studio. Under "British English" there is a list of phrases you can record using a different voice. One is Slip Road. A quick google of that phrase shows it is a British term meaning " (Automotive Engineering) Brit a short road connecting a motorway, etc, to another road", i.e. an on-ramp or off-ramp.
I use American Jill because I had better luck with it ! I also changed a few expressions and timings so it didn't tell me turn here when I was at the turn but gave me a second or two more
I don't want to have to learn a useless vocabulary using the English or Autralian voices.
Bad enough in some US states. I remember years ago stopping at a small restaurant in Georgia asking for two hot dogs and two coffees. It took a few tries until she said, "Oh Y'all want red hots"?
I've tried the British voice as well. I think it's Emily, if I remember correctly. Yes it got me thinking when it tells me to take "slick road" (that's what I thought it said).
Where did you find how to change the timings for turn here? I wish at times, especially in town where the announcement comes up a bit later than I would like.
The word's likely side.
The voice may be that of Garmin's Karen who is actually the actor, singer Karen Jacobsen.
She also voices for Siri.
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