https://www.duolingo.com/RichDuke

Sound for Esperanto course

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Why are there no longer any listening exercises in the Esperanto course?

8/25/2018, 5:48:19 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/544D
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The normal sounds are present for me, but the slow ones are inexistent

8/25/2018, 10:00:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/misskata
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That's because of the way the audio works - most courses use a type of text-to-speech for audio, but the Esperanto team found an actual person to record audio for the course, which is why audio can't be slowed down and why there is less in comparison to other languages.

9/3/2018, 4:27:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/S0S_90
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I just did an esperanto exercise and there were listening exercises. But some of the sentences don't have a sound but appear in listening exercises all the same; I could imagine that your problem has something to do with that.

8/25/2018, 8:06:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/iTyrion
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Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 403 ()
Checked the console, lots of 403 errors like this, but only Esperanto course have this problems for now, other languages are fine.
Hope Duo will fix it soon.

8/28/2018, 5:06:07 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Meera_Stm

Has been happening to me as well this last week. Some excercises had no sound and I was incapable of answering them, a few still had.

8/29/2018, 2:25:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard419631

The sound is intermittent. Especially on the exercises where the speaker speaks out loud in Esperanto and you have to type it in Esperanto. Half the time there's no sound and you can't complete the lesson.

8/27/2018, 2:02:37 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH
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Yes, a least half of the "type what you hear" exercises are broken. SO order to get the ones that still work, I copy the "correct" answer, and keep pasting it into the no-sound type-what-you-hear exercises until it passes.

I've also been reporting the broken ones by choosing "the audio is wrong" since that's the only possibility that's remotely right.

8/30/2018, 4:42:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/trenton

I'm doing the Weather one, and I've got 5 possible answers (so far) to ones that don't have audio. Doing the "fast" way, 3 or 4 wrong guesses and your out.

9/3/2018, 1:26:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeWortin

on some exercises there is no sound at all, i just type letter 'a' to answer and then copy "right answer" to paste it to an another "listening exercise"

8/29/2018, 11:31:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sinjoro-Griego

I just tried to test out of level 3 for "Weather" (easy-peasy, right?), and failed because of the broken audio questions. Grrrr.

9/4/2018, 12:56:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/trenton

I just finished "Weather". I ended up doing each part because of the non-audio ones, couldn't finish the "key" run. I kept track of the answers to the silent ones and just "guessed" as they came up. Win some lose most. Eventually I was able to get a lession that only had 1 or 2 silent ones and was able to pass with maybe 2 lost hearts. Keep trying.

9/4/2018, 12:04:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/hellomidnight
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You can use the "Can't listen now" button to turn off the audio lessons if they're not working. :)

9/5/2018, 8:32:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/alexdevero
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I have the same problem with tests for level 4. Listening tasks are without sound. This makes it impossible to pass the test.

9/5/2018, 10:20:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/CorrinTheWolf

You can turn speakers off under settings, in the meantime until this is sorted. That's what I've done.

9/8/2018, 3:16:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/alexdevero
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Thanks I will give it a try. It seems that Esperanto course has a lot of sound issues, mostly unfulfilled server requests and missing files. I hope Duolingo will fix them soon.

9/9/2018, 11:29:45 AM
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