https://www.duolingo.com/MattRosemier

What Happened to the Turtle/Slow Pronunciation?

One of the things that has set Duolingo apart from other learning programs for me is the option to use the slow/turtle pronunciation.

When I did my lessons today, it was gone. Is this just me, or have other students noticed this? Has Duolingo ashcanned one of the best aspects of the program?

hoping not, matt rosemier

July 28, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Maybe you are involved in an A/B test?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lauren

Are you seeing this on web or on a mobile device?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/margaretkarmazin

On the web, on my desk top iMac.

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Elad_Huttner

did the button disappear or you didn't hear anything?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MattRosemier

the button/icon is no longer there for me

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Elad_Huttner

maybe it was a bug? try again now. perhaps it will work.

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/b05aplmun.ca

I was using it an hour or two ago and it seemed to be working just fine.

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DetVarJeg

Turtle comes and goes and I think it is to do with individual progress, but I have not discerned any pattern.

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Hi MattRosemier,

Could you relocate this discussion in the “Troubleshooting" forum? Which is the place meant for such discussion. Thx!
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Just to be sure: it disappeared for your French and Spanish courses?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MattRosemier

Yes, both. I am only just starting French, and it's gone from there as well.

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

The slow mode is available only for audio exercises. Are you missing it in them?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

It's still there for me. Maybe you have have audio exercises disabled?

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MelvilQ

Hopefully this is not again one of those A/B tests. I need the turtle for my Spanish, I actually would die without it^^

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MattRosemier

sorry, folks. My bad. i got a little confused and thought that the turtle was supposed to be there on all my exercises, when in fact it's only there for certain types. And it's still there for me with those types.

Lo siento mucho, es mi culpa.

matt

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/margaretkarmazin

It's gone for me too. Why why why? And why can't we contact a real person on Duolingo?

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BillyMcDonough

Same here, using web browser on PC

April 16, 2019
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