https://www.duolingo.com/Dedalvs

Audio Is Here!

I'm now able to add audio to posts, so I'm going about doing so now! I'm starting with the early lessons then moving on to the later ones, but little by little, audio will be added for every sentence. Thank you for your patience!

February 27, 2019

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dedalvs

Basics 1 and Phrases 1 are done!

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

I've just listened to these and it's great to hear definitively how this language is supposed to sound, at last (I never know to what degree the actors are really getting it right). The audio is nice and clear, and not too fast, too. Thank you for going to the effort of doing this; it makes what was previously a dry intellectual exercise become much more alive.

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Semeltin

Great job. :) A short remark: the r in kirine is so long that it sounds like a geminate.

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dedalvs

Just wait till you hear jorrāelagon.

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RossWakefi

jorrāelagon ryptan se rōvēgrior udir issa! :D Drīvose tolvȳn drējī sȳri otāpan - kirimvose!

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/acopperlily

You weren't kidding! Just listened to jorrāelza. Didn't realize I hadn't been trilling enough, but it's much more fun this way.

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ccf-Uk_2018

Wow! That's amazing to hear! Thank you so much David Peterson! Am I allowed to ask; where does your username Dedalvs come from? Is it High Valyrian/Dothraki for David?

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dedalvs

My user name is an old name that comes from when I used to play Diablo II. You had to have a unique user name, and I always liked Stephen Dedalus (from James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses). "Dedalus" is always snapped up pretty early when it comes to user names, so I simply spelled it the old Latin way, with the "u" spelled "v". It's a handle I've used for some 19 years now.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ccf-Uk_2018

Wow nice! That's an interesting story. Thanks for sharing :-)

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Whiskkebarr

That's awesome! You've inspired me to create my own languages

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ehartz

I've done a few early lessons and it sounds great so far! All your hard work is appreciated.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KatrinaTheLamia

But... that will completely interfere with me completely mispronouncing everything I say in High Valyrian... xD

But thank you! I hope more of the languages that don't have audio slowly get those.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ccf-Uk_2018

What other languages don't have audio? Klingon, Swahili, Hawaiian, and now High Valyrian have all had or are slowly starting to get audio added. So looks like all of them have got at least some audio now :-)

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta

I think Navajo is the only one left

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

Navajo also lacks 95% of a course, which is perhaps an even more important issue for it than audio at the moment.

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta

I don't understand why Duolingo released Hawaiian and Navajo before they were complete. They could have finished the courses first then released them.

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Njordisk

Fantastic news, thank you! Your work and involvement is highly appreciated

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/xlemany

Awesome news! So excited to hear the language now! :)

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EduMatOzone

Wow, amazing!!!!!! Thank you really very much! I need to experience it!!!!! :D

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/acopperlily

Awesome news! Kirimvose.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MenaceDenis

I'm currently planning a research study using High Valyrian and while I was writing my introduction, I came in to look at the features one more time and saw the audio. Great addition! Was worried it may be another limitation in the study, but happy that you've been adding to it.

Thanks a lot!

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/StikElLoco

Thank you for your hard work!

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/tavocarrera3

You are welcome Dedalvs, good job and congratulations for you stady, greetings (Sorry for my English, I speak Spanish) See you soon.

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoDutra

@Dedalvs, legend!!! I'm so happy to know that! Thank you very much =)

March 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Zero774997

Awesome !

February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ollebolle89

Awesome! Now I can continue with more fun :)

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sapere__aude

OK, I had promised to focus on Chinese this month in preparation for my Asian adventures, but you know what, forget it!

I'm learning High Valyrian instead!

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SinanKarad14

привет товарищ как дела?

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ccf-Uk_2018

Все хорошо спасибо :-)

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnoNymous639063

This is awesome news, though I do have a question: I always pronounce y and ȳ like /y/ and /yː/ respectively, but I hear you pronounce them as /i/ and /iː/. Am I doing it wrong or is /y/ also allowed? I just like the sound of /y/ more tbh.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dedalvs

I pronounce them /y/ and /yː/. I’m recording a lot of audio in huge chunks right now, though, so I may not hit every sound every time (especially true of geminates, long vowels, and j). Additionally, there may be unfortunate audio artifacts, like mouse clicks, airplane noise, etc. The nice thing is that if you hear something off in an exercise that has audio now, you can report it, and I’ll actually review the audio rather than auto-deleting it, since there’s actually audio there to be reviewed!

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/acopperlily

I can hear the /y/, but I can't speak to consistency since I've only listened to a couple lessons so far. I can only imagine that sounds may shift as they often do in conversation, which seems like a natural feature for any spoken language.

Loving the way /r/ sounds! Thanks again for doing this.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Xenon-

/y/ is the proper ancient-like pronunciation but because its speakers are actually native speakers of other Valyrian dialects or languages it ends up most commonly pronounced as /i/. But I agree /y/ is nicer (and impressive ;) !

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexandria702955

I’m so happy and so excited!

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannelore643253

I really enjoy listening to the voice of "Torgo Nudho" ;) ...watched over and over the parts (on DVD) when Daenerys spoke - but she is a real fast speaker. :D --- Thank you for doing this great job!!

March 13, 2019
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