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What *is* the status of Irish audio?

torowan
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The Irish-from-English discussions are full of complaints about the audio recordings, but:

a) many are obsolete; most obviously, there are complaints about no audio, when I can hear a recording there (true, I do wish it was available on everything)

b) there are complaints about non-native pronunciation, but it seems to me that many of those seem to be a difference of dialect.

Is there a way to know whether the current recording is more recent than the negative comments, and how confident can one be that any given recording is right or at least okay in some dialect?

Moderators please opine?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/RyRyTheMagicGuy
RyRyTheMagicGuy
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If you use the browser version of Duolingo, the majority of the "Type What You Hear" exercises will use sentences with no audio recorded, making them almost impossible to correctly answer.

Edit 7/9/16 This problem has seemed to be resolved so fair play to the support staff.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Occasionally, you'll come across one that you wish had no audio.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

Why would you wish it had no audio, am I missing something?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/torowan
torowan
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LOL. @AnLonDubhBeag, I can't think of any reason one would wish there to be no audio, but I look forward to it coming more naturally to me. I for one sure have a hard time to correlate the spelling and the sound of that phrase!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

The spelling is archaic and no longer reflective of the sound. Like "through" in English.

2 years ago