Why does voice recognition change "gonna" to "going to" and what is the fix?

Duck1098

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It's among the annoying things iphone does. How can I get the damn thing to say type gonna and not change it to "going to"?
 

raqball

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Gonna is considered as slang.. I do not believe it's proper English when written but is used when spoken..

I could be wrong though..

Oh, I don't know how to change it because it's doing the correct / proper thing..

Edit to add:

Found this:

The pronunciation represented by gonna is common in informal speech. The written form should be avoided except when trying to represent or record such speech.
Link --> http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/gonna
 
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Europa

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It's among the annoying things iphone does. How can I get the damn thing to say type gonna and not change it to "going to"?
Just tested it. It works fine for me every time I emphasize the word gonna and pronounce it a little different. If I say gunna, it does type it as gonna. If I say gonna without any emphasis, it types it as going to. Try saying gunna somewhat slowly and with more emphasis than your other words.