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Help please: Report hint audio "Nelze najít text k předčítání" for other words than "čí" here

Hi everyone, I am finding myself in need of your help.

We have received several reports of unexpected audio for some "hover hints" (available for some of us by hovering the mouse pointer over a word) and the sentence building "blocks" in the apps and with the post-crowns slacker setting for the web.

In particular, this appears to affect all sentences starting with the word "Čí" (whose). Instead of producing the expected sound, the audio reportedly says Nelze najít text k předčítání, an unhelpful if true description of the situation ("The text to read can't be found").

For example, this was reported for

Before I begin the proceedings to try having this fixed, I would like to figure out if this same error impacts other words than "čí". It would likely happen when a very short word starts a sentence.

We are aware that sentence initial "O" (preposition) and "I" (conjunction) produce comically prolonged sounds, but those are not the audio error message given above.

For now, I would like to focus on the unexpected Nelze najít text k předčítání sounds. Please report in comments below sentences starting with something else than "Čí" that produce this audio error.

Thank you!


Update: The problem still exists, but it does not appear that Duolingo will address it no matter what we do. Maybe one day the TTS will be changed, maybe not, but whatever happens will happen without direct connection to what we do.

So thanks for everyone's help, but let's move on to other things, where our labors matter!

July 17, 2018

5 Comments


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

Nueby!! It's great "seeing" you here :D :D

What can we do to help? Should we post links in this discussion to sentences we find that exhibit this behavior of telling us "Nelze najít text k předčítání" when we hover over a word to hear the pronunciation?

Does this affect only the first word of the sentence or should we hover over each word and test them all?

Thank you for an amazing course!!

July 17, 2018

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

Good to see you too, dude :-)

Should we post links in this discussion to sentences we find that exhibit this behavior of telling us "Nelze najít text k předčítání" when we hover over a word to hear the pronunciation?

Even copying the problem Czech sentence in a comment on this discussion would be great.

Does this affect only the first word of the sentence or should we hover over each word and test them all?

If people report what they already happened to find, that would be plenty helpful. I suspect the issue only plagues the first word. We have only ever seen these particular reports when the offending word starts the sentence. (I dealt with a somewhat similar problem of sentence-initial "mí" by replacing the sentence with one reworded to postpone the "mí" for the middle. Otherwise the TTS would just spell out the word like a name. If I feel like tempting my fate, I can add the problem child back.)

Thank you for an amazing course!!

Thanks...I am sorry to see you struggle with the word retention. May I recommend just getting through the second row and on to full sentences? It will probably stick better and be more entertaining.

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristophS49077

While I did not come across one of those sentences. I came across Žofie má na pravé ruce šest prstů. which by itself is fine, but the wordbank had (IIRC) "prst" "prsty" and "prstů" which were pronounced "pr st/-y/-ů" (gap between pr and the rest). I tried it on Chrome and Edge.

Didn't know where to post that, so I looked for this discussion.

January 28, 2019
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