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October 22, 2012 12:19 PM Subscribe
What does a "robot voice" sound like in languages other than English?
posted by Sara C. to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is it similar to the iconic Siri-style voice (or the voice in Radiohead's "Fitter Happier", for the non-iphone folks)? Is it something else?
Is this even a thing in other languages? Is it considered inherently funny in other languages, as it is in English?
For that matter, what does Siri sound like in other languages? Is there an easy way to find out without completely restoring my phone?
I tried to say non-English sentences in my best robot voice, to mixed success.
Question inspired by my recent iPhone upgrade, as well as last week's episode of Parks And Recreation, which includes a scene wherein Aubrey Plaza and Adam Scott riff in funny robot voices.
I would love examples via youtube, sound clips, etc. if possible, but I'll take your word for it.