https://www.duolingo.com/avrichard

TTS pronunciation of single letter words (w, z) in "slow mode"

Hey guys,

Is it just me, or does the TTS pronounce w and z correctly in the context of the normal speed sentences, but say them wrong in slow mode (or rather than "wrong", says the Polish name of the letter, rather than the pronunciation in the sentence?) This has been confusing me for a while.

Great course though, enjoying it immensely, I've nearly finished the tree!

January 17, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/alukasiak
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It does, and as of now, there is nothing we can do about it. Sorry.

January 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/avrichard

No worries.

January 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Torsby

Maybe instead of adjusting the speed of the TTS itself, it can be tried to slo-mo-fy the output of the TTS with some kind of audio playback library or something, the voice would be deeper and slower then, but at least it would say the same as at normal speed.

January 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alukasiak
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  • 2030

The TTS used in the course is an external solution, it is impossible for us to tinker with it.

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

It's the same in Russian - weirdly, in Russian it used to be pretty accurate, even in slo-mo, but recently(ish) it's just started saying them as letter names.

January 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/avrichard

Really? I haven't visited Russian since finishing the tree, but it was correct back then, I think.

January 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

I couldn't tell you how recent it was - I was in the middle of gilding when the Polish tree came out, and got distracted by finishing Polish. I don't remember the Polish tree ever being different, but I do remember noticing it was doing this. Then when I went back to Russian after having finished Polish, it had gone weird.

It definitely used to be correct, even when in slow mo, for example f for в, etc, but it no longer is.

January 17, 2016
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