1. anon9169769's Avatar
    So I gave my 8 year old my 520 after getting a 1520 almost a year ago. Since November she had an update for denim so I thought I would push it through. (she doesn't care about updates),she had American Cortana for some time but thought I would switch back to English region since we are in England and like the app store in English pound signs.

    However... The Cortana English accent is rather posh. So I switched back to American language only for cortana to say "I can't speak your language yet" so it seems like you can't mix English region with American language. Is there a way around this?
    Last edited by Erractic Lumia; 01-10-2015 at 06:04 AM.
    01-10-2015 05:49 AM
  2. anon9169769's Avatar
    I solved it....... It's actually in Cortana settings where you can change it to speak between English and American accent and not phone language settings. Hope this helps anyone else with this problem
    01-10-2015 06:07 AM
  3. anon9169769's Avatar
    I take it back. It worked once but when I closed Cortana and went back into it.... It said "can't speak your language yet. So close too !!! So an answer is welcome by anyone lol
    01-10-2015 06:09 AM
  4. anon9169769's Avatar
    Sorry sorry sorry.... It's working perfect now... You can get Cortana to speak in English accent or American accent by going in to cortana's setting for speech and NOT phone settings language. Hope that helps :-)
    01-10-2015 06:11 AM
  5. EBUK's Avatar
    Yes, the accent is a little stand-offish, though not completely unfriendly. The US accent is more jovial to my ears,

    It would be good if MS could make the UK Cortana as little more sulty. Perhaps something along the lines of Fenella Fielding?
    01-10-2015 06:12 AM
  6. anon9169769's Avatar
    Good call.... Imagine if we got Janet street porter lol
    01-10-2015 06:29 AM
  7. EBUK's Avatar
    JS-P, now there's a thought!

    I think Cortans has to talk to you like your girlfriend (or boyfriend - we need a Cortano as well as a Cortana!) rather than you mother.
    aximtreo likes this.
    01-10-2015 07:35 AM
  8. anon9169769's Avatar
    Lol that would be sweet... Mind you there are time I don't want my girlfriend to talk so I think that would annoy me lol
    01-10-2015 07:54 AM
  9. EBUK's Avatar
    there are time I don't want my girlfriend to talk
    Quiet Hours!

    I'd like a 'Yes, dear' mode where you can tell Cortana what you want, and she'll reply with a compliant, "Yes, Dear."
    aximtreo likes this.
    01-10-2015 09:10 AM

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