https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

TTS intonation

It seems TTS intonation is random: very often affirmative sentences sound like questions and questions - like affirmative sentences. Every time I have to check for a question mark, because intonation is wrong. Is it possible to fix it in the future?

November 4, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc

No, it is not possible to fix. There is only one TTS I am aware of that gets Russian questions right most of the time. It is rather old (it is not sold anymore) and has other problems. Unless Duolingo decides to go for live recordings, the intonations will be like that.

Though, they can probably switch to a different TTS that makes more mistakes but read all sentences as statements.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Day_1

Your audio recordings in the Memrise course sound great. I wish Duolingo would use those.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc

I wish, though I am not sure I would be comfortable recording 100 hours worth of voice.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen

Well, I second JegelskerDeutsch's opinion. My Anki deck is full of your forvo.com recordings and they are great.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

That's clear. Thank you.

November 4, 2015

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    The Portuguese course seems to have similar problem with intonation.

    November 6, 2015
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