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The Face of The Voice

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Hey y'alls--who else loves the voices of the speakers??? I just love my Danish "teacher" so much, the Esperanto dude, I love the French man and woman, and I could listen to the Spanish woman say "Patricia" all day long. Wish I had faces to connect with the voices I have come to love!! AND and big thanks to everyone who makes this possible <3

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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They're text-to-speech programs, so they don't have faces. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bi6gv
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Not all the languages have TTS, but Spanish definitely uses TTS.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snowdragons3
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Nooooooo!!!!!!!! they sound so real!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SprightBark
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The Esperanto voice is human.

Scroll past the initial comment at the following link and you can see his answers to a few questions with the Duolingo account fsoghomonian: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9588832

He also has a youtube channel/account: https://youtube.com/user/fsoghomonian

As far as I know, the Danish, French, and Spanish voices are all Text To Speech.


I don't think Duolingo have an official page listing which courses are TTS and which are human voice. In general, when you get a listening exercise, if it can't be played at a slow speed, it is a human voice.

I think that these are the current human voice courses:

  • Esperanto
  • Ukrainian
  • Irish
  • Hebrew
  • Vietnamese
  • Hungarian

I have checked these against comments in the incubator: https://incubator.duolingo.com as well as I am able. Swahili has had sentences recorded with a human voice, but I am unsure if the audio has been released yet. Any of the non-natural languages such as High Valyrian and Klingon will almost certainly have human voice when audio is added.

The voices in Labs > Stories (for Spanish and Portuguese) are also human.

1 year ago