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Polish present tense verbs - A new memrise help

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Hi fellow lovers of Polish.

To celebrate reaching level 15 in this very challenging language, I am releasing two Memrise courses that could help others to master all the conjugations in the Duolingo Polish levels called Present Tense 1-4.

Here are the Links:

Present tense 1-3: http://www.memrise.com/course/1074539/duolingo-polish-verbs-present-tense-part-1/

Present tense 4: http://www.memrise.com/course/1083295/duolingo-polish-verbs-present-tense-part-2/

All the words have audio. Since I am not Polish I used the Polish voice for Jan on ivona.com.

Enjoy

2 years ago

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Thank you for creating this and sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs
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Thanks, enjoy

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya
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To jest super pomysł dla tych którzi nie są Polakami! Jestem Polakiem, na serio. Robię kurs na Duolingo, tak dla draki:-D

2 years ago

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Myślę, że nauka polskiego jest najlepszy masaż mózgu

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vengir
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najlepszym masażem

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https://www.duolingo.com/AndriLindbergs
AndriLindbergs
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Tak, absolutnie

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vengir
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Psst, ale „którzy” piszemy trochę inaczej. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya
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Przepraszam pana lub panią bardzo, ale ja nie mieszkam w Polsce i mam tylko 13 lat, to chyba można przepuścić takie małe błędy:-D

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vengir
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Sure. You didn't make it exactly clear.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Meiriona

Wow, thanks !! :-D

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https://www.duolingo.com/benny_ns
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These courses are really helpful, thank you. However, after playing with it for a few minutes, I couldn't help but notice that the audio is clipping/very distorted. I'm not sure if all audio recordings are affected or only the first few ones, but it's definitely a problem you should consider fixing (if it's possible without redoing the course - I am not familiar with Memrise that much).

If you are on PC and need some help setting up the recording, I can help you, just send me a message with your e-mail address.

2 years ago

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Hi Benny,

The way I do it is I use the synthetic voices on Ivona.com. I think that is where the female voice from the Duolingo course comes from. Check out Maja for that. The verbs are spoken by a voice called Jan, but Ivona has a selection of 5 Polish voices.

What I do is that I use Audacity on my PC and record the voice, save and upload to the corresponding Memrise verb. So far i have not been unhappy with the quality, except that i wish I could slow the voice down a bit. Can you give me examples of unclear recording? I wonder if it could be because of your device, although it seems fine on my android.

I would be happy to get help with this. It is possible to add multiple recordings for each sentence or verb. Also, can you give me any advice on how to improve the sound?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/benny_ns
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I only tried the verbs być and myśleć, but all recordings for both sounded distorted on my PC speakers. I did a reference test and played a YouTube video without changing any volume controls, and the audio from the video sounded fine, so we can rule out the possibility of me having broken speakers. :)

My suspicion is that you used the stereo mixer for the input of the recording, but you left the mixer value on default (100), hence the distortion. This is a common problem when you want to record sound on Windows.

Audacity is a great recording tool. The problem with the audio is that the signal is so loud that it becomes digitally distorted. The solution: open up Audacity, but before hitting the record button, set the recording volume to a smaller number (I have mine set at 0,29). When you record the next time, the audio should be nice and distortion-free. If it's a bit too quiet, that's not a problem, just highlight the signal, go to Effects -> Normalize..., hit OK, and you are golden.

If you don't know where you can set the recording volume, refer to this: http://i.imgur.com/6xCqwAw.png

Give it a try and tell me how it turns out! :)

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Yes, although I cannot replicate this with my android and PC I see how the sounds seems to max out in the Audacity graphics. I have made the recording adjustments you recommended and the wave form seems more balanced. I guess I will have to progressively replace the audio on these courses. Thanks for your feedback and solution :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/benny_ns
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Glad I could help! Looking forward to check out more Memrise courses from you! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/endlosigkeit

Dziękuję!

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witamy :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vengir
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*Proszę (bardzo)

We don't use „witamy” in that context. :)

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So is "Proszę bardzo" the appropriate response? Any other phrase that conveys "You are welcome" in the correct context?

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https://www.duolingo.com/benny_ns
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"Nie ma za co" as well, I think :)

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There might be, but at the moment only this one comes to my mind.

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https://www.duolingo.com/benny_ns
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I just got to the "nieść - to carry" skill, but for some reason the audio for "niosą - they carry" never plays (on my phone at least). Could you please look into it? :)

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Do you get the icon indication that there is an audio file. The file is there and plays both on my PC and my android. I have replaced it now with a new audio file. let me know how it works out.

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Sweet, it plays now. Thank you! :)

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Thanks Benny, I will look into this right away

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