Was on the road in Des Moines when Karen tells me to exit to "George 'the 1000th' Mills Parkway"...while the green bar at the top of the map said "George M Mills Parkway"....
I'm still giggling over that one...
I supposed the person in Australia using an American TTS exiting on "George 'the 1000th' Mills Parkway" will hear "George M Mills Parkway" and get a laugh too .
She refers to "Meadowlands Dr E" as "Meadowlands Doctor East", but she is the only english voice I have found that pronounces "HwY 417 E" as "Highway Four Hundred and Seventeen East".. all the others call it "H W Y Four Hundred and Seventeen East"
So according to Karen I live on Somerset Saint East (Somerset St East). Is the idea of SOme Street East/West whatever not common in Australia?
And how the TTS engine decides what word is appropriate...as in my original comment that got this ball rolling, if the road was "George M. Mills civic Parkway" on the map, with the period after the initial, I bet it would have come out right, instead of coming out as the giggle inducer that it was.
She apparently does not have Spur in her vocabulary,
which makes her hesitate, then stutter...
She pronounces Golden Spur Drive as Golden S..p...Drive.
On the outskirts of Dayton, OH last week she had me "keep right onto College Glenn Hwy..." followed by "right on Colonel Glenn Hwy." Apparently she needed "Col" spelled out for proper pronunciation.
Recently in NW Washington, I was told to exit onto "Western Australia 47". This was actually "Washington 47" (WA 47). I did a mental double take, then got my eyes back on the road.
I was travelling in the SoCal area several weeks ago, and encountered quite a few street names / exits / etc that came out in a halting manner - similar to a stutter. Don't remember what words they were, now, but as I re-encounter them, I'm going to send them to Garmin.
Anyone know if this is a "known" issue?
Dunno if it's a "known" issue, but I too have found she can stutter. Try using an Exxon station as a destination.. you will hear "Arriving at Ex [pause] zon on left" (or more correctly, on "lift")
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