Introduction, Greetings sound. Website in-progress.
We've decided to create an extended resource for Kiswahili/Swahili. Our discord server can be found here.(https://discord.gg/3r89c7T)
I've started creating audio for the lessons, for tonight I just have the Introduction section. It has 3 lessons in total, the lessons appear to match across devices and platforms. So it should be in-order or match from top to bottom as I read.
My plan is to create a simple static site that addresses the audio we seem to be lacking in the lessons. For now, here are the samples I've created.
The following links below have samples in MP3/AAC:
Maybe it will help in your lessons.
How does it sound? Would you like to hear more? Maybe see more?
Let me know,
Thanks for reading.
[[[ Update -- Website in progress ]]] -- Oct 30th 2017 As stated earlier, the static simple site is on the way. It's at https://www.kingozi-chronicles.com -- the name was influenced from the original name of Kiswahili. The first two chapters are already included, the site should also conform to many devices. The only glitch I've noticed was with iphone5, where the sound player overlays over it's borders. This is a prototype, treat it as such. Updates will be coming later in the week.
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Just to paraphrase what I posted below:
"It should be noted that after Present Tense 1, the lessons start to drift out of order when different devices are used(that's what I gathered). On my end, I write down the lessons as I go through them, then I pronounce, word by word.
If my words don't match up with your lesson, do not be discouraged, please continue. You still get exposed to most of them in each lesson so you have an idea on how to pronounce them."
Now the audio lessons are up to the 8th chapter. Aiming for 10 chapters before Nov. 23(thanksgiving).
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This is great. To be honest i have stopped doing the swahili until they get some audio sorted. I am starting to feel very irritated that Duolingo has not got their act together - it feels quite wrong, almost disrespectful, to allow a course to float about with no audio for such a long period of time.
Greetings - Lesson 1-4 Audio Samples.
For this lesson I've decided to just include the MP3 only. To save on bandwidth and space. There will be a pause while I build that static site mentioned above.
Here are the links:
https://wideopenbokeh.com/duo/Greetings_Lesson1.mp3 https://wideopenbokeh.com/duo/Greetings_Lesson2.mp3 https://wideopenbokeh.com/duo/Greetings_Lesson3.mp3 https://wideopenbokeh.com/duo/Greetings_Lesson4.mp3
Have a good day.
We have natives in our group, this is what one of them said just this morning.
"Yo, @Dying_Star I wanted to reply to your post on Duolingo and to the comment of the other person but I can't participate yet 'cause "I need to reach level two first" so tell her that I'm native and I've applied to be a contributor. Just waiting for their answer."
Like I said earlier, plans are in the works.
All 10 chapters are recorded and ready for listening. These are just samples made at home, so treat them as such. The site is just a simple, modular prototype. It should conform to most devices.
Here is the other thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25231215
It should be noted that after Present Tense 1, the lessons start to drift out of order when different devices are used(that's what I gathered). On my end, I write down the lessons as I go through them, then I pronounce, word by word.
If my words don't match up with your lesson, do not be discouraged, please continue. You still get exposed to most of them in each lesson so you have an idea on how to pronounce them.
Kwa hivyo asateni!