singular/plural voice prompt
Does anyone else have a hard time telling whether the nouns should be singular or plural on the voice prompt questions? Even on slow "elles mangent" sounds exactly like "elle mange". Am i missing a cue or are the pronunciations just very similar?
Yes, YouHadMeAtHalo, but in many of the lessons, especially the earliest ones where people are most likely to feel frustrated, there is no rest of the sentence.
Ironically, I've found this problem gets easier and easier as you get into the more advanced lessons precisely because of that: the longer, more complex sentences have more context clues regarding number.
For the ones which have literally identical pronunciations, I've been trying to flag them with a feedback report when possible, with the explanation "identical explanation."
"Elle mange" and "elles mangent" are supposed to sound exactly the same, it's tricky. In other cases, however, it's possible to tell. For example, even though "fille" and "filles" sound exactly the same, you can tell the difference from the preceding article; "la" and "les" sound very different.
Thanks for the clarification. I had hoped there was some subtle "t" sound I was missing and just couldn't hear. Most of the sentences I've heard are something along the lines of "Elles mangent des pommes" so there isn't any context get hints from. Oh well, I guess it's a little easier to tell in face to face conversation.