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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheAzzamian

Confused to teach which dialect so they decided to teach rubbish robotic accent

I am an Arabic speaker myself, and i am very upset about how is the Arabic course despite being in peta but it is so obnoxious to hear non-existant words with non-existant accent that totally ruin it. Besides, the course is really short and shallow... Hope you guys fix it and congrats on taking the first step

June 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dkenneth

There are so many posts about the choice between MSA or a dialect already. I don't get why you're upset, it's aimed at learners and Duolingo is heavily focused on reading/writing instead of speaking. It would've been a weird decision to make a course like Levantine Arabic before having an MSA course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carbsrule

Most of the Duolingo courses have text-to-speech voices, unfortunately. Esperanto and Ukrainian are two exceptions that I know of; there may be more.

Yes, I'm pretty sure they'll provide a more in-depth tree later. For now I'm glad that this exists at all :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanoszTiger

It's free, in beta and probably isn't that lengthy because you learn the basics of MSA....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harvey.bk

I agree, like with other recent releases on Duo, this seems very superficial and rushed. Hopefully it will at least give beginners a foundation to work with and someday bridge with the spoken registers. Also, people need to stop propagating the myth that graduating beta has anything to do with a full course being developed. I'm glad they're doing something, though.

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