Talos, most people do not know the IPA. Besides using the IPA, could you also please explain what the correct vs incorrect pronunciation is? For instance, "the 'e' in "pater" is like the 'e' in 'bed' and not the 'e' in .......... and the 'i' in 'dormit' is like the 'i' in ....... not the ...... in .......
They should learn IPA, as you cannot learn and master a foreign language on the Internet and with very few audios without knowing this. So, if very few people knows it, they should take it as an encouragement to learn it, it's not very difficult, and one doesn't have to know the whole alphabet.
The e/ɛ IPA is one of the most useful, as the English language doesn't have a sign to write it (é and è in French).
So if you just learn a few IPA letters, learn this one, learning languages will become much easier for you.
[e] in IPA, is the French é, it's hard to find in the English language a word what will be pronunced "e" by every speakers of all the English variants, so consider it's close from the "é" in "café"
because it's "café" is a French word borrowed in English, and it kept almost its genuine pronunciation from French (in reality, café is [kæˈfeɪ] but it's a good approximation.
[ɛ] in IPA, is the french è, and the same sound than "e" in "red", or "head" (/rɛd/)
Are you going to comment on the pronunciation for every sentence? It's beta, of course it needs work.
Wherever I can, yes. I'm contributing to correcting the beta. Is that not the point?
You need to report with the Report Button. Reporting here just makes clutter.
I do report, then I also help in here. I was under the impression that helping out is the point. If I report it as 'incorrect audio', it might just be re-recorded incorrectly once again, wasting the team's time, no?
If it comes to the team's attention that a particular audio file is wrong, they'll make sure they get it right. :) There's quite a good chance they never see your comments in the discussions, actually (they can't read every discussion).
I think it's very useful (for learners, not for the team of course) even if it's a beta. And I thanks Talos. So we can use the course during the beta, and even if it gets fixed, it's an useful reference. There are a lot of comment less useful than the pronunciation in my opinion.
I might be wrong, but I believe in latin 'My' can be assumed, so I suppose 'My father doesn't sleep' could also be accepted? (just a suggestion)! the course is fun!
yes, but there needs to be further context in order for it to be assumed - and here's none
Yup! Make sure to submit these types of recommendations in the "report" button so the team editing the course gets them. The forum here is more for users helping each other than reporting issues.
I think it's an interesting discussion, about the language, and how we should translate.
Yes, but not this use. Latin expresses both simple ("he sleeps") and continuous ("he is sleeping") the same way.
I think RafaRiffCo means "gerundives" (the verb with ....ing, used like a verb, as in I'm sleeping.)
Gerund is a "ing" form in English, but used like a noun "Loving is fun", (Here "loving" is a gerund, because it's from a verb, but behaves like a noun.)
Gerunds: poetās audiendō = (by) -the- listening of the poets.
Gerundives: voces audiendae sunt — 'the voices are to be heard'
What is not in use, Latin gerunds or Latin gerundives?
Please, correct me if I'm wrong.