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High Valerian and Klingon Problem

So it's awesome that you now can learn High Valerian and Klingon on duolingo, but the problem with both of these programs is that they are set up so that you only learn to read and wright them, you don't learn to speak them. Without the sound component how are you supposed to know and practice pronunciation. I know some of it can be inferred from the letters used, but some of it cannot. For instance Q is not pronounced like the word queen in Klingon, but how am I supposed to know that if there isn't any audio? It would be amazing if we could get this fixed so we can actually learn to speak the conlangs we love.

April 5, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-

Both courses clearly have an IPA pronounciation guide on the Tips and Notes Section

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/UitoriCoru

I have been trying to find a speaking club or community until an audio is uploaded. I don't find the pronunciation guides that helpful especially when some sounds don't have an english(insert your language) equivalent. It may not be perfect Valyrian but I take comfort in knowing that doesn't exist anyway.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Greatscotteh

We have a Discord server now where you can practice with others.

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ingochris

These languages are still in beta release, which is why there is no audio. I try to match up with canon on-screen pronunciations.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Luca.Shverko

It's High Valyrian not "High Valerian". Remember the y is pronounce like the french u.

May 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dalekking

so do you like this language

April 8, 2018
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