Lack of Sound Files is Killing my Vibes
Would really appreciate it if more sound was included, especially in the initial word introduction parts of the lessons.
Agreed strongly. I understand there is no TTS system, but how hard it would be to record those words individually? I'd like to see DuoLingo make this a priority. Many sites, like Forvo, already do it, and you can use the Google TTS system as a supplement, but it's not the same as having it all in the lesson.
I couldn't agree more. Learning Vietnamese WITHOUT audio is IMPOSSIBLE since it's a tonal language. So it's very sad but this course is totally useless. Shame.
I wouldn't say it's totally useless, but it requires you to consult external resources heavily in a way that the other DuoLingo courses do not.
Can someone notify me when audio is working again? I mean you might as well not offer it if you're not going to have audio for the language...I can't even get through one lesson without it.
Totally agree. I was looking forward to basic Vietnamese, but my experience with people who learn Chinese (another language that Duolingo should include) from books is scaring me away from even trying if there are no sound files.
One possible dodge is to use the EuroTalk app for basic pronunciation and get on Duolingo when you're done with that.