https://www.duolingo.com/MaxLennon0

Changing voice from female to male, or visa versa.

I do not understand how this is not already a feature. There was been a clear demand it on the forums dating back 5 years. Hearing the same sex as us speak will help us learn how to pronounce words better.

January 3, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

Wouldn't it also make it harder to understand someone of the opposite gender?

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/unithorn

What? Do different genders pronounce words differently? Is this why women need pink pens, because women also write differently? https://blogs-images.forbes.com/davidvinjamuri/files/2012/10/bic-for-her.jpeg

Snark aside, I don't understand this at all. If it is a legit thing could someone please explain it?

Also these are not women or men's voices, they're robot voices.

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/1Tareeko

It really does matter to some people. I was learning Thai at one stage in my life and was being taught by a female, my pronunciation wasn't good at all. There was nothing wrong with her teaching methodologies or the way she spoke of course, but it's just easier to replicate the sound of someone with a similar voice to your own. When I heard a male Thai person speak, it was easier for me to understand how the pronunciation worked.

A great example is that I was changing my pitch and tone to match the female's voice, instead of just changing the tone. When the male taught me, I learnt to control my tone separate to my pitch.

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/unithorn

Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks!

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/1Tareeko

You're welcome! =)

January 4, 2019
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