No slower button for esperanto on the ipad app?
My hearing isn't great so i am accustomed to using the 'slower' button to make sure i get the ends of words - but on my app the esperanto course doesn't have it. Any ideas why and if there are plans to introduce it?
Neither does the browser version have it. I think it can't be added, because the sound samples in eo course are not generated by a text-to-speech engine. They are recorded by a real person, so I assume individual words are not available separately. But really, the quality of those recordings are incomparably better and more clear than those that use a TTS and so contributes to the quality of the course significantly.
I just want to confirm that this is exactly the reason. Just keep repeating and you'll eventually get used to the sounds of Esperanto at full speed! :)
Exactly, i keep getting marked wrong because i can't quite hear. Oh well.
I have the same problem--people tend to let the volume of the last bit of the word fade out so I hear the first part just fine, but not always the end.
It's a big problem with Esperanto verbs because you need to clearly hear the very end to know what tense it is. The vowel sound difference between -as and -is (present and past tense) is not always pronounced clearly, especially by some speakers (like native English speakers who tend to schwa-ize them), and add that trailing off in volume and you often have to rely entirely on context to deduce the intended meaning.