https://www.duolingo.com/mevanssteele

Why are all the French speakers on DL women?

9/14/2017, 11:58:17 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Because the male voice was incorrect, it pronounced words incorrect, it was difficult to maintain, and it was finally removed.

9/14/2017, 11:59:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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Not right: the woman's voice was first and the male voice was added after 3 years. All sentences can be heard with any of the two voices available.

9/19/2017, 1:58:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Oh.

Someone told me what I said. I guess that wasn't correct. Sorry.

9/19/2017, 8:17:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pollyperki
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French speakers in duolingo french test are both men and women.

9/15/2017, 12:54:01 AM

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On the languages I've done there have only been women EXCEPT for French on Android where there is a man about a quarter of the time. Both are pretty clear.

9/15/2017, 5:11:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Danikki2022

i've heard men several times

9/15/2017, 4:45:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LizMinkert
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I am only hearing women speakers in my French and Germans courses and I find it difficult to understand the female voice. I thought the male voice was easier to understand. When will the male voice be brought back? I wish I could choose between male of female voice.

9/15/2017, 6:54:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mevanssteele

How do I go about choosing which voice to hear? This is the first I've ever heard of this option.

9/19/2017, 6:33:39 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LizMinkert
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It isn't an option. I just wish it were.

9/19/2017, 11:48:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mevanssteele

So what's the story? SiteSurf says it's an option, Liz says it isn't.

9/20/2017, 1:24:08 AM

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I did not say it is an option, since it is not. You can't choose the voice. The voice you get can be the man's or the woman's, it's random.

9/20/2017, 2:01:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mevanssteele

SS, it may be many things, but random it is not, unless it's the most phenomenal statistical coincidence ever. I haven't heard the male voice in over a year. Nor have many other people here. In fact, the user you corrected earlier was under the (understandable) impression that the male voice had been removed altogether.

9/20/2017, 2:47:29 PM

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On which platform are you learning? On the site, I get either voice (seemingly at random) and sometimes, if I correct my translation before submitting it (typo or else) I can hear the other voice.

9/21/2017, 10:43:26 AM
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