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Pronunciation mistake in Hindi

First of all, let me tell you that I'm not doing this course myself. I'm a native Hindi speaker and was thrilled to see this course, so I was just going through it. Doing so, I found out that there might be some pronunciation mistakes here. Eg. There was a word नमक (salt) in which the sound of the letter "न" was mispronounced so that it sounds like णमक.

I don't know if other such mistakes are there or not, but thought I would point it out here as I couldn't find an option for reporting a mistake. I hope it is corrected.

September 3, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/VJ9FzZ

This an interesting observation from a native Hindi speaker. But as a learner I have enough difficulty distinguishing the different "t" and "d" sounds in Hindi. I can vaguely hear the difference if words are enunciated slowly and clearly, but not in rapid speech. I can't imagine ever being able to distinguish the different "n" sounds!

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/froseals88

I am so confused by how the speaker pronounces the वह/यह and वे/ये. The written lessons before each "unit" (you know, the little lightbulb) describes it one way, yet the speaker within the lesson pronounces them entirely different. Can someone please give a definitive answer on how to say these pronouns? If the way the speaker in the lessons is an acceptable convention, that would certainly make my learning a bit simpler.

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul945074

Nine months later, नमक is still miss-pronouned. There are other errors as well. The most galling is the horrible way अब is pronounced.

June 14, 2019
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