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audio?

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Is there any schedule for getting audio for the new words for beginners?

I assume Irish will eventually get audio, because other languages have audio--I hope I am right in this assumption?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Irish already has audio. But it is recorded audio, so it is only available for some sentences. That isn't going to change. The company that provides the TTS speech engine for many of the other languages on Duolingo doesn't have a voice for Irish.

As for the schedule? It's always been "a month or two". That doesn't seem to have changed either :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

As for the schedule? It's always been "a month or two". That doesn't seem to have changed either :-)

"Soon."

2 years ago

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"Soon" as in days, or weeks, or months, or years?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

That's the thing -- they won't tell us. It's up to Duolingo when they implement it, and the contributors just keep saying "soon".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Yes. ;*)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/William256369

I'm new to the App but I would certainly love more audio.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hpfan5
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I agree that in the future (if possible- or it should be an aim) there should be an option for users to record their audio -then the mods of Duo Irish can work with that audio - like: use certain recordings as examples on lessons ..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Once again, the issue is not the availability of speakers. The issue is managing a large and changing database of audio clips. Having end-users upload their own recordings wouldn't make that job easier in any possible way.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hpfan5
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is it all because the amount of data to manage would be too much?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

I have no idea if it's "all" anything. I'm just pointing out that it's not a lack of usable source material, and that crowd-sourcing isn't a solution to whatever is causing the delays.

2 years ago

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Knocksedan, I am having trouble ascertaining whether you are passing on inside knowledge, or not.

Do you have inside knowledge, of some limited amount?

Or are you guessing, or repeating things you have read publicly?

I'm just curious, because I am having trouble telling which you mean to imply.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

I have no inside knowledge. My comments on the viability or desirability of crowd-sourcing can be described as "bleeding obvious" in the vernacular.

My comments on the fact that the Irish course will use a recorded voice rather than TTS are repeating what the course contributors have repeatedly said.

2 years ago