Yesterday i installed a very interesting app called vLingo on my brand new iPhone 3G 16GB Black (which is my life at the moment ). The concept was really awesome – The Phone Performs the operations you tell it to ‘vocally’. Now, it took me some time to understand how this really worked. Shockingly, it wouldn’t recognize the word orkut as i pronounced it to. It did just fine for facebook. After trying good 10 minutes, i figured out what was probably going wrong.
- The voice recognition was flawless when i spoke in American English Accent
- Probably, the Pronouncing ‘Orkut’ was a bit different than what a billion Indians think.
Now you know why i have this question in mind . I have the exact pronunciation of orkut with a audio (mp3) example. Let’s see how many of you spelled ‘Orkut’ correctly
In India, we are fond of pronouncing ‘Orkut’ as Or+kut.
More stress is given on u. (English teacher can give a better description of emphasis and stresses)
As Orkut itself says – Pronounce me as Or+Cut. Following ways are also correct:
PS – All those Indians who are wondering if iPhone 3G is worth Rs 37000 ($800) then i assure you the baby is as awesome and as beautiful as it can get. I wonder how i was living without it all this time.