Is it just me or is there no audio on the swahili course? I haven´t heard any voice yet.
I know this is redundant but, I, too, am curious about the Swahili progress. Why has nothing been updated in a year?
In fact I have just followed the link as suggested (thanks so much!) and they said that the audio is done and would be ready by June, July latest...but it is December now - have there been problems and will it come soon? I am very keen to learn Swahili on Duolingo but not sure I will continue with no audio - it is SO important to know how to say it! and it helps you learn it to hear it! Thanks so much!
Seriously... what happened with the audio? They said that it would be ready about 5 months ago. Anyone knows if there's a big problem with the audio files, or with the moderators or whatever? I'm worried :(
I am very aware that Duolingo is a crowdsource app and that contributors have their own lives and things come up like the rest of us but there's been zero follow up about the audio situation for Swahili for almost a year now. I see people in the forum going round and round on this issue with no info coming from Duolingo. How many posts and/or comments before there's at least some info about the situation if not a solution?
I was exited for Swahili. I still am and going through it.. but that audio would help advancement and understanding so much (as everyone is aware)
GIVE US THE GOOD, DUO!
No audio and a refusal to respond is just one more thing that is putting me off Duolingo. The site is not what it used to be
Depends on the language, I think. Other teams are more responsive in my experience. (You should know that, being an even bigger Duolingo maniac than I am :) )
When a SuperUser who put enough time into your product to reach the highest level on 15 of your classes comments, I'd think Duolingo would want to listen .....
It has already been made, it just isn't getting added on the side of Duolingo, it seems. I hear it usually takes a long time, but I wouldn't know why.
Amazingly, I heard some audio today. The audio was not on every translation, but, an improvement! Asante!
I just started the Swahili today and found the same thing...and it is 10 months since you wrote this comment! - it really that helpful without the audio! - I hope they sort this soon!!! :)
Yay ! At last we have the audio !! I'm not sure exactly when it arrived as I have recently neglected my Swahili which I had been doing daily . New year's resolution day today - one of mine will be to get back to daily Swahili . I seem to have forgotten everything ! :( Happy 2019 everyone .
I double checked the link to the post and it was written for June 2017, not this coming June 2018. It's like they dropped off the map.
Why is Duolingo so silent about this issue? Shame....
I did hear some audio today, I haven’t wanted to work on Swahili due to the lack of verbal supported instruction. Hopefully they will update the program soon. Anyone hear any current information regarding this situation?
There's a post by one of the contributors on the Kiswahili board. Read that.
Or maybe that's not what they meant. There are several discussions in the forums here where it has also been mentioned:
There was an old post saying it is about to be uploaded. I commented on it despite it being almost a year old and it disappeared within minutes.
Sad, isn't it? I mean, I believe there are only about 2 (!) contributors to the course, which means they have already taken on one **** of a job and done so much great work. I can certainly understand it when life gets in the way along the road. But the communication towards the learners' community could/should be better. I mean, you could send out a request for volunteers or something? We are all part of larger online networks so who knows what good could come from sending out such a request, right?
They are actually 3 contributors: Emilian Mbassa, Rehema Mputa and Branden Ryan. They had almost ready the audio files, and the Swahili course started with the audio icons, although sound was not still available. But they never reported again about that. The audio icons disappeared and we never knew what happened. Not sure if they got troubles uploading audio, or if something happened to them. That sounds like a real mystery incident. I would really like to know if they are ok.