taddison1 wrote:A street near me, called "Ira E Woods" was/is being pronounced "Ira East Woods". The "E" is a middle initial, not a direction, so it needs to say "eee" instead of "East".
I looked at the spreadsheet, and it seems to suggest that adding a period after the E would cause it to say "eee", but then there's an accompanying note that says "n/a See East" which seemed contradictory.
Regardless, I recently added the the period, but last time I drove there it still said "East". Should this have worked? Do I just need to clear my tts cache and try again? If it makes a difference, I'm on IOS, not Android.
Perhaps the answer is already in this thread; I've skimmed through some of it but there are 53 pages so forgive me if I missed it
GizmoGuy411 wrote:AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I'm pretty sure I've heard most of those abbreviations such as 22nd, 31st, 44th, etc., fully pronounced correctly. I know for certain that roads like "209th Ave" are correctly pronounced, in the US, as "two oh ninth avenue" and 175th and 185th are "one hundred seventy-fifth" and "one hundred eighty-fifth" as you would expect.
That is good to hear Alan. (pun intended)
Do you recall hearing any specific combinations such as "1st St" or "3rd Rd", as those type of combinations with similar suffixes are the ones that I think would be most likely to fail.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I don't think we should have Waze relying on positional pronunciation. It's just bound to fail. If we make it a standard that "St" is "street" and "St." is "saint" then we know exactly how it will be pronounced regardless of where it is in the street name.
AndyPoms wrote:I can report that "Arpt" in Hartford, CT says "Airport" in TTS...
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Quick testing today showed these results. Only one failure.
Dr. MLK Jr. Pkwy = doctor em ell kay junior parkway
St. Penn Pkwy W = saint pen parkway west
Dr. St. John St = doctor saint jon street
St. Dr. St N = saint doctor street north
S Penn Dr = south pen drive
Penn Dr S = pen drive south
SH-219 = state highway two nineteen
US-410 BUS S = you ess four ten business south
I-84 BUS = eye eighty four bus
Does this mean "Mt St Helens Dr" would TTS as "Mountain Saint Helens Drive"? In that case street names beginning with "Mount" should probably continue to spell it out.AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Already, MT = "mountain" according to the big list.
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