https://www.duolingo.com/flavia_santo

Slower speed of speech

Is is just me that can't hear any slow speed of speech on my Hungarian lessons? When doing a lesson the voice in duolingo reads but if I need it to speak slow and go on the turtle it does not work.

July 29, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

The Hungarian course does not use a text-to-speech softver, they are using recordings instead. That's why there is no slower version.

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Enzfj2
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The Italian course used to have a recorded voice, not TTS: you could hear two or three speaker's inhalations between the words in the 'turtle' mode. Now it switched, probably, to TTS, at least both normal and slow speeches became more clear.

I think that the problem is that the Hungarian course is still in Beta: it is not stabilized yet, so the contributors perhaps decided to skip the slow speech option and to concentrate on the content improvement

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

I doubt that the Italian tree ever had recorded audio: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3997520/Difficulty-understanding-the-Italian-text-reader They later changed the Italian TTS to "Carla" from IVONA.

I don't think any tree with recorded audio has a functional turtle option.

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Enzfj2
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When I started the course, there were two voices, both female, one of them sounding more unnatural. But in the turtle mode I clearly heard 'La-ah-ah-don-na-ah-ah-be-ve-ah-ah-a-cqua...' Perhaps it was a bug of Italian TTS, however strange. And yes, some words were pronounced unclearly. Anyway, it's gone several months ago.

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hubinou

It was a problem for me too when I started, but after a week of daily practice, I became accustomed to it (even if i still have to play it several times to complete the sentence). By the way, I find it a very clear and pleasant voice, not like the ones in other internet courses or TTS.

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bajczand

It does not work yet. It is in Beta yet.

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ibins8

Thanks. I hope it will come soon. Hungarian is driving me crazy anyway.

July 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/flavia_santo

Great thanks for clarifying that for me =D

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreaLa6

I can't listen to the slow speed of speech either.

August 4, 2017
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