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Why does the Hindi audio still sound so bad?

It sounds like the speaker was either auto-generated or dehydrated. Nothing is pronounced precisely, it sounds like she's freehanding it. /o:/ sounds like /ɔ:/, /dʱ/ sounds like /ɡʱ/ somehow, and the retroflex plosives sound a little bit too similar to the dental plosives. Why does she pronounce different vowels with different pitch but basically the exact same allophones?

November 2, 2018



Hindi is not the only speaker with a problem. I'm hoping it will get better, like other speakers did.


It is auto-generated, as is the audio for the large majority of Duolingo courses.


What Sasha said ^. The sha and sha both sound like sha.


It sounds good to me

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