https://www.duolingo.com/Casey313556

Sound for Swahili

Is there suppose to be sound for the lesson's because I don't know how to pronounce the words I am learning

March 7, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BrandenRyan

We have been very regular with our updates, especially concerning the audio!

Read more at https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/sw/en/status :-)!

March 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/133baby

Wow, it's great that you record it and not use some synthesizer. It's going to be so helpful! Thank you

March 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Schlachbals

If it's at all possible, please don't half measure the audio. Every sentence, every word should have audio. It's maddening to have less than half the words or sentences have sound on the Irish course. One instance of sound for a given sentence in a skill just isn't enough.

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

I agree with this very much. I've put off studying some languages because the audio is incomplete and I don't have access to a good external TTS (which is what I've been using to do the Japanese reverse course).

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandenRyan

Schlachbals - we are given a list of exercises to record (we don't generate the list ourselves). Not sure how those are determined!

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandenRyan

There's a new sneak-peek update I just posted!

March 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta

So what happened?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas

Not yet. They are working on in. The pronunciation is VERY straightforward. Try looking for a little Swahili on Youtube for an idea of how it sounds. I recommend the channel Easy Languages.

March 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Casey313556

Thank you

March 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas

No problem!

March 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickGra957365

In the absence of sound can I suggest less ambiguous instructions for the pronunciation? The example for the letter "a" is "father". Unfortunately, father has two different pronunciations: "a" as in “flat” or "au" as in “author”. Likewise, the example for the letter "o" is "row", which also has two different pronunciations corresponding to its two different meanings: row can mean a series of objects placed next to each other and the “o” sound is like that for "door", row can also mean a quarrel or an argument and the “o” sound is like that for "how".

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BobandJohn

go on to your settings, turn off microphone, speaker, auto voice, and sound effects. Refresh the page. Turn all of the settings back on, try an exercise. I'm don't know if this will work but it did for me so give it a try

March 24, 2017
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