New tree. Alternatives not added yet. When in doubt, report using "report a problem" button.
I take it these alternatives you mentioned have since been added, but it seems that Duolingo accepting alternate words comes later, in more advanced lessons?
No idea. I'm not an admin. I do know that they won't get added if people don't report them.
Did you read the other comments in the thread?
Please help spread the word that when there is no sound, this is a Duolingo issue. There is nothing that the forum participants or even the Esperanto course team can do about it. Support supposedly knows, but it may be helpful for learners to continue to file bug reports so that they know it continues to be an issue and that people care about this.
To file a bug report, go to support.duolingo.com
To hear Esperanto go to Esperanto Variety Show on YouTube.
The sound is unclear. The sound of the v is too close to the sound of the letter m for me to make out. I have made several unintentional mistakes by not being able to hear the sound clearly. I strongly suggest you let the vocabulary option be available when we only have this quality of sound to work from. :(
Salutations is the same thing as hello. And Saluton is closer to Salutations than it is Hello or Hi.
No. You are concluding this from an English word to a word in another language. Although they have the same root and are related in their meaning, this is not how languages work.
For instance, the English "door" and the German "Tor" have the same root, they also have a similar meaning, yet the German "Tor" is not "door", it is "gate" or "goal".
If you take the Italian "Salute!" - that would mean "Cheers!", even more away from "Saluton" than the English "salutations". But if you take the French "Salut", then you have a perfect "Hi" or "Hello" - and I guess that is where the Esperanto "Saluton" comes from.
Are you on a mobile platform? The message you're replying to is already a year old and the person only ever reached level 3 in Esperanto which can be done in a day -- so presumably he's moved on to other interests by now.
I am thinking of newbies who might come across this statement and get confused by it. Could not leave it here uncontradicted. ;o)
You're going to have a lot of work to do if you want to correct every three year old post with wrong information in it. :-)
If you're concerned, you can vote it down and move on. Now, don't get me started about three year old posts with wrong information and 20 upvotes. :-)
Saluton means hello. Although it looks like salutations that's not the meaning.