https://www.duolingo.com/Rainkumo

When will more audio be recorded for Esperanto?

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Does anyone know when more audio will be recorded or if TTS is planned? It's kind of annoying that individual words and half the sentences have no audio.

February 9, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/blessedwhitney

I can help the lower level ones if needed (it's not like there's tones or anything too crazy to pronounce). Female voice also if you want to have some female and some male.

February 9, 2016

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I completely agree. One way to reinforce language is by having the words said back to oneself instead of just passively reading them in one's mind. I wouldn't mind having an electronic voice reading the individual words in some of the exercises presented in the mobile app. I hope the Esperanto team considers it, and I'm sure they can do it, after all the original plan for the audio was to use a software that amusulo himself had suggested.

February 9, 2016

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I agree with your agreeal. I'm sure there is a decent TTS out there (especially considering how predictable Esperanto pronunciation is) that they could use. Since there already are a great many man-made pronunciations, I think it would be nice to have a toggle to switch between human and computer pronunciation, or the option to use both but to prefer the human one.

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulDeNice1
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I agree with all the above comments. I find the audio sometime flat and my small laptop speakers just "loose" some of the finer nuances of the language. I would like to see the whole of the Esperanto Duolingo course with language for every exercise. Maybe machine language would help, but I think that ( according to Chuck Smith), the language is "real" audio and machine language is not possible. (BUT in the future who knows??)

February 11, 2016

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"Pronunciation" is different from "language". "Machine languages" are the languages that programming languages translate into in order to make machines perform functions. So you would say "machine pronunciation is not possible". Google translate has computer/digital/machine/synthesized pronunciation for many languages, even ones that have incredibly irregular pronunciations like English and French.

February 11, 2016

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Whoa! Lets not get too technical here! I use the word "machine language" meaning the audio (sometimes awful), sounds that come out of Google translations and the like. Machine language, of course in the technical sense, is "code" that programmers use to create all software used on computers. (I am not slamming Google, I do use their translation "services" from time to time.)

February 11, 2016
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