New TTS voice!
I started doing today's Duo session -- and in the very first exercise heard a male voice. While I quite like the female TTS, it was a pleasant change to hear a different voice. The lady is still around, too, so there's now variation in the listening exercises.
I didn't see any new posts about this, so I made one myself. :P
I don't mind the idea of having multiple TTS voices, but the new masculine voice is sort of murky and more "robotic" sounding compared to the feminine voice, and I can't understand it quite as easily without headphones. It'd be nice to have an option to choose which voice or voices you want to use.
Haha, it freaked me out when I first heard it! But it helps a lot with understanding spoken Polish.
Why are you saying TTS ? text-to-speech is what you hear on those poorly made youtube videos, in which the uploader uses a TTS converter to produce robot-sounding speech instead of simply providing the voiceover himself/herself.
Quite honestly, that is NOT how the Duolingo Polish voices sound to me ! They genuinely sound like a real person read them specifically for the purpose of Duolingo training modules.
It's clearly TTS. It's even "officially" stated to be the case with this course, so there really is no question about it. Except maybe the male voice -- but to me it sounds more like a TTS than the female voice does.