I think this has been said on other questions, but is there any way to make the font bigger? It can be kind of hard to read the text on certain devices.
I think we will need to send a note to Duolingo tech to let them know we need a larger font.
A friggin men my friend. Also I love that the Arabic course is teaching us how to say Riga!
I take it Arabic doesn't have the Voiced uvular stop (IPA: [ɢ])... Am I wrong?
interestingly it does, but it is not commonly known.
MSA has two ways of pronouncing the letter ق and one of them is the voiced uvular stop (it is called a Yemeni qaaf), this is an inheritance from classical Arabic.
It is not standardly taught when teaching Arabic as a second language though, but it is taught in some parts of Arabia when teaching MSA as a first language.
In this case the pronunciation track is wrong.
Arabs would pronounce this word as Rija (in MSA) if they see it for the first time. Egyptians (in their dialect which is not MSA) would pronounce it as Riga if they see it as the first time.
But: this is also a proper noun borrowed into Arabic - so there is no standard correct pronunciation - Riga as in English is also fine.
This is why having proper nouns as the fist words to be taught in Arabic is a bit... confusing...
After almost a year of delays, im so happy this course is out. I can finally learn the language of my religion
In riga, the g doesn't sound as j. G is as it is in gay. Here in Arabic the required sound is j.
My key board does note type arabic, so whe I type Riga, it says it's wrong (?) so I don't know how so solve