These questions are inconsistent. For the "το γράμμα κ" question, I get marked wrong by typing it out as "το γράμμα κάππα". Then I get this one. I figure it should be "το γράμμα σ" to match the pattern. Wrong again! How are we supposed to tell on the listening ones when to use the letter and when to spell out the sound?
These lessons lack consistency. For example, two questions will both ask you to write out "the letter ..." in greek, one will only accept the letter itself and the other will only accept the spelling of the letter despite there being no clarification on which youre being asked for.
One of many ridiculous duolingo answers. It should all be considered correct, if you write Σ (σ) or Σίγμα (σίγμα). The question is asking to write in english what you hear. You will hear "sigma" wether its the letter alone or the spelling of the letter so how can we tell which one its being referred to. Specially as it is inconsistent with other questions that do the opposite. Sort it out Duolingo please.. its annoying. Thank you
Thank you! There are a few others but you might already have them. For example, there are many audios that instead of pronouncing the word they pronouce the letters. For example: phrase: Η γυναίκα Audio: Ιτα γυναίκα
Phrase: Τι λεει αγόρι; Audio: Ταυ ι λεει αγόρι;
So on the first example, instead of saing Y gyneka, it says Ita gyneka. And on the second example instead of saying Ti lei agori, it says tav i lei agori.
This is quite silly and easily fixed, it is quite confussing too, specially for someone trying to learn the proper way of pronouncing.
Any idea on when this new version will be released? Also, will you include stories and audio tests like in other languages?
"This is quite silly and easily fixed, it is quite confussing (sic) too, specially (sic) for someone trying to learn the proper way of pronouncing."
If you are able to correct the audio then please share that knowledge.
Duolingo Administration can really use it.
Greek Course Audio Update https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/38493063
I wouldn't know how to correct the audio. All I know is that when the audio is representing Ti lei, it should say "Ti" and not "Tav i". So the system is recognising the T as the letter Tav and not in the actual structure of the sentence to ask "Why" (Ti). It is the equivalent of an english audio saying "Double-u wy"
You said it was "silly and easy to fix" so I assumed you knew how.
The audio has been a huge issue for a few months. Duo is testing a new one, it should be available to all learners soon, I've heard it and it sounds much better. But I must emphasize that this is not the venue to report. Please see my comment above.
We are teachers and moderators here to help with the language. The technical dept will see to the audio.
So it seems like the pronunciation of 'σ' in Greek is similar to the Castillian Spanish pronunciation of 's' in central and northern Spain - it sounds a bit "curled" (in phonetic terms, 'apical'), halfway between an 's' and a 'sh' sound. Is this true for all dialects of Greece and Cyprus, or is it only in the standard language?
It's not meant to trick it's a serious bug in the system. Go here to see the Greek alphabet
Then use these to help and go on to the next lesson...Basic 1 and use these instructions
TIPS TO MAKE LEARNING EASIER + HOW TO REPORT A PROBLEM…..
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22424028 And check out the Greek Forum here with more links.
The male speakers they get for Duolingo?! This one sounds like a cigarette-smoking stevedore. The Italian male sounds like mafiosi! Aren't there people with dramatic recitation/radio/elocutionary experience to record these voices? As a former NPR radio announcer, these things really matter, 'for the record.'