Can someone create a voice for the words?
From the course, I can now recognise words on paper and spell some words out on a pretty good level of High Valyrian, but it's kind of hard to speak and process some by listening because there is no voice that pronounces it in a 'right' way. Can somebody edit this course and create a voice so we (the learners) can pronounce and understand High Valyrian on a reasonable level? (I love Game of Thrones.)
I second this. I would like to know the proper pronunciations for the course.
I would like a voice too! I suppose I'd be able to pronounce the words myself in theory, but I'd like to have something to emulate!
I think that was the plan originally. Unfortunately it seems that Duolingo now considers audioless courses acceptable, the Klingon course also have to convince Duolingo to add it https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26598348 and Swahili has been completely abandoned. It seems that the preference now is quantity over quality
I'm sad to hear this. When I saw Klingon and HV I got so excited. But it's much less fun to write/type either of those than it is to actually speak them. And I can't speak the languages properly if I don't know what it sounds like. Guess I'll stick to German and Spanish for now.
I was pretty excited about both. There are a few pronunciation guides out there for both languages but having to bounce back and forth between the guide and the exercise gets old pretty quick. There will eventually be audio on both courses; it's just a matter of time. There are far more fluent speakers of German and Spanish than there are of Klingon and High Valyrian lol. And Peterson seems pretty keen on having it done correctly, and who could do it more correctly than the man who created the language? I'm willing to be patient if it comes out right instead of quick.
This course is very early in development. It is likely that over time, tehre will be many changes and improvements including adding a voice. On the Dedalvs blog, Peterson seemed to think it would end up coming down to him to do the pronunciations. If that is the case, it will be slow because his work takes up a lot of time and everything here on Duolingo is volunteered.
I would love to participate in this and would be willing to be a speaking voice for High Valyrian!
I would take a club in its place. That way users can pair up or gather to speak it to together. We will have to settle for regional/preferential accents until a official voice log is added.