How do I get Siri to change her to spell it correctly?

  • I do not know if there is any way to train Siri like with some dictation software; however, if you pronounce them correctly, nəˈmänik instead of n(y)o͞oˈmänik there should not be a problem. I just tested the pronunciations and Siri got it right every time. Jul 3, 2019 at 21:21
  • Do you pronounce the two words significantly differently? Aug 15, 2022 at 1:56

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One way to do it is to add "mnemonic" to your contacts, add a phonetic name, and set it to something like "nimonic". It's kind of a messy workaround though because then you have a useless contact that's just for a word. So I wouldn't be surprised if there was a better way.


If you often dictate other items, that improves how Siri interprets your sounds. And if you make corrections to misinterpretations, that also improves future interpretations.

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