https://www.duolingo.com/profile/astrogonza

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There's no audio in this course. How am I supposed to understand how Swahili is spoken? Please put the audio in this course! We need it

April 6, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sllewell2

On the positive side, I can study Swahili on my old computer with its broken sound card . . .

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theluji

Yes, that's probably never going to happen. We have been waiting a long time. It was supposed to be ready.

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PotatoSanta

It's ok, from ten months ago "We have been a bit quiet in terms of updates and edits, but good news - all of the audio exercises are finished! We expect them to be integrated into the course in the next week or two, " It's really disappointing that they seem to have decided that no audio is now sufficient which likely means more soundless courses. If I didn't want audio I would just use a textbook.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brochchel

UweRo - ha ha, clever! of course we need audio, it can't be difficult to find Swahili speakers who could help out!

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PotatoSanta

The thing is they recorded them already. I think the Klingon situation is as close to admitting they think sound is unnecessary as we will get. They won't explain it to us but I hope they did to the people that gave up their time, otherwise they really did do it for nothing.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MetroWestJP

Wow, you're right! There's no audio in Klingon or High Valyrian. That's just wrong! Esperanto is a constructed language, but they have a guy with a gorgeous speaking voice doing the audio for that language. Why go through all the trouble of adding a Sci-Fi/Fantasy language with no audio? I wonder if we could put together a Change.org petition to get Michael Dorn and Emilia Clarke to do the voices for those languages and find a native voice actor to do the Swahili course. I guess they wouldn't do it pro bono, though. Oh, well.

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UweRo
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brochchel, you are right.

April 8, 2018

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