How to turn-off the latin transliteration?
...on the mobile web version of the Eng -> Rus course? It appears to be impossible - all I see is the transliteration. I want the question text to appear in cyrillic. Thanks!
Well, probably because most beginners will not have a cyrillic keyboard sorted. Seeing cyrillic but typing answers in latin would be strange. Just as it was strange for me to see latin but type in cyrillic.
I almost hate transliteration because there does not seem to be a standard. For example, Google Translate's transliterations are not identical to Duolingo's. The mappings between cyrillic and latin letters differ slightly (I think).
Anyway, the mobile dev. team 'just' needs to add the Aa/Яя button to the mobile site and there will no longer be a problem. :D
Yeah, I guess I can understand that, but I really don't think it's very helpful in the long teem :-/
And yes, transliteration is a bit variable.
Google translate has a weird kind tendency to ignore the transliteration of some things unless the user types them in correctly, which is weird. I remember someone ages ago posting some 'how to pronounce' stuff they'd clearly cut and pasted from Google translate, and some of them were waaaay off.
I agree that transliteration is not helpful in learning a language like Russian 'properly'.
As a proud cynic, I would say that the overriding goal of duolingo (as a for-profit company) must be to "get as many users as possible". Fewer users would be gained if cyrillic were the default, hence the decision to use latin.
Don't hate me for speaking (my version of) The Truth. :D
Hey, I would never hate you for that!
To be honest, given how many consonant clusters are required to make Russian work in transliteration, I kinda think most people who'd be put off will be put off by Cyrillic would be put off by that, too, but you never know. Maybe a few people will pick up a little Russian who might not otherwise have done. I do think they reeeeally need to sort out the switching, though!
Hang the frick on...! You can turn it OFF???? Please, somebody help me out here. I am NOT a technophobe. I have Russian installed as an input language on my computer. I am using the desktop version. And I have a Cyrillic keyboard! I can't find any settings anywhere to adjust the display. I've been stuck with transliteration from the beginning, and would LOVE to get rid of it.