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duolingo reads out loud badly

rasmusol
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Hi,

is there any possibility to have a more fluent and authentic voice of Danish instead of the computer voice? Or is someone interested in recording the text passages? I cannot.

Because like it is now, I notice that I cannot use it. Babbel has it, but wants money. So I am really pleased, that we have the possibility to learn danish and I want it to get it more authentic.

Best regards!

rasmusol

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang
louis.vang
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I found a good tool:

http://www.speakdanish.dk/en/introduction/index.php

For another computer voice, you will have to wait a long time.....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanEvison

I agree with louis.vang that it is very unlikely we can another computer voice. It is, I suppose, a question of where Duolingo wants to make its basic investments. However, there are some of the pronunciations that are simply wrong, not bad but wrong. It seems that the recording of the word includes half of another word or something like that. I have at times marked these as I have done the exercises. I observe that, while often my suggestions are taken for other things, none of these have been. I am massively grateful for Duolingo as a free resource. It is a miracle of sorts that as a free resource it is as good as it is. And I am additionally thankful for the volunteers who do all the work for free (thank-you, thank-you, thank-you). And I have wondered whether there might not be a way for somebody to simply listen to the recordings of the vocabulary (total of only a few hundred words) and replace the 20 or so that are simply incorrect. That seems a more manageable task than giving a better voice to the whole thing. Since pronunciation is one of the great challenges of learning Danish, it would be a great help to have the pronunciations be within the ball park.

Again, great gratitude to all who contribute to this.

2 years ago