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Need: Swahili Update

I have been taking Swahili, and I find it a bit difficult, because I don't know how to say anything I am learning about the language!

April 26, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MishaStudent1

Lack of audio keeps me postponing learning of the language as well...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XD29
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Same here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

I know right? My brother was trying to do Swahili and he just stopped because it was pointless. He didn't know how to pronounce anything! I totally agree with you HaloK474!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Jay7

I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUjpXWPaWE0

They do a pretty good job providing sounds for several (if not all) syllables. Hope this helps you study better. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth615218

It is MUCH needed. This would be so helpful for social workers and case managers working with refugee populations.


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

This is exactly why I'm learning, and it would be nice not to have to pester my refugee clients to help me with pronunciation all the time.


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

I'm sure at least some of your clients would love to give you the chance to practice their language... and they will appreciate you trying to learn.


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

Oh they do, definitely! It just gets tiring for them after a while.


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

Merci for the link, Mr.Jay7.


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

If they can't use human recordings is it really that hard to make a robot voice? It might be hard with a language like Klingon but Swahili pronunciation is not so complicated. No sound is not much better than a textbook.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vilchez1500

Sure can't wait for the day that audio is finally added!


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

There are severalsources to help you to pronounce Swahili correctly. Take some time to find out. Some examples:

https://www.languagetransfer.org/complete-swahili or https://www.swahilipod101.com/swahili-phrases/05022018?logo or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUjpXWPaWE0

There are many more examples, courses and lesson to get you started here.


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

It really sucks, because Swahili would be a really interesting language to learn. :(

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