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Iphone Siri...now with Swiss German

It looks like Siri will be getting a major overhaul in iOS 6. Among a lot of functional improvements, Siri has also learned a few new languages...including Swiss-German.

It's unclear if they are referring to written Swiss standard german or the actual spoken dialect.

It sounds strange that they put in the time to program Siri for a language that is so un-standardized that even if they pull it off, it won't understand all dialects. Also strange that they would prioritize that and still not have support for some of the worlds most spoken languages Hindi (4), Arabic (5), Bengali (6), Portugeeze (7), Russian (8).....etc

http://www.apple.com/de/ios/ios6/siri/
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Sicher nöööd!
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Re: Iphone Siri...now with Swiss German

Yaaay....now we don't have to look like tools in oublic by speaking high German
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It sounds strange that they put in the time to program Siri for a language that is so un-standardized that even if they pull it off, it won't understand all dialects. Also strange that they would prioritize that and still not have support for some of the worlds most spoken languages Hindi (4), Arabic (5), Bengali (6), Portugeeze (7), Russian (8).....etc
Why, it's because Siri only needs to learn two phrases in Swiss German to answer any question you may have:
(a) "Hä?"
(b) "Mir hönd g'schlossä!"

Try that in Hindi!

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Re: Iphone Siri...now with Swiss German

What's Swiss-German for "Sorry, I can only look for businesses, maps and traffic in the United States and when you're using US English. Sorry about that."?

Some nice features. I'm especially looking forward to "Stalk Your Friends".
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Re: Iphone Siri...now with Swiss German

since i see mandarin for taiwan, cantonese for HK and mandarin/cantonese for china, i think they mean the countries and not the languages.
this indicates that "Italian, Swiss French, and Swiss German" with a swiss flag next to it probably means that it will be available in switzerland. nothing more

but it still raises the question why they didn't write "swiss italian". weird
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Why, it's because Siri only needs to learn two phrases in Swiss German to answer any question you may have:
(a) "Hä?"
(b) "Mir hönd g'schlossä!"

Try that in Hindi!
maybe she'll say kei' ahniiig to all your questions
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It looks like Siri will be getting a major overhaul in iOS 6. Among a lot of functional improvements, Siri has also learned a few new languages...including Swiss-German.
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not really - all they're saying is that location-based search is coming to Switzerland later this year.
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