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

Pronunciation

Great that Latin is being added so I can refresh it.... BUT... the pronunciation is all wrong its with Spanish or English accent (and that's just from the frist lesson); better to let a Italian or German do the pronunciation!

August 28, 2019

8 Comments


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

The male voice is great but the female doesn't pronounce her "R"s well, or has a New York accent. Hard to understand her !

August 28, 2019

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

I honestly don't think it's hard to understand her.

August 28, 2019

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

I think some people are dreaming with perfection while they don't notice that to keep things moving is more important than to just keep dreaming about how "this" or "that" would be the ideal. I imagine that soon it'll appear more folks here complaining about how the Ecclesiastical pronunciation should be the one picked for the course - or that we should have this or that detail in mind... for Pete's sake people, be reasonable here and lets all meet each other in the half way - the egoistic wishes of everybody cannot be granted at the same time. Who wants to learn will do it (and adapt to their own needs) anyway!

August 28, 2019

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

It would be great, if a couple of some Italian philologists re-record the audio. Because what is there now sounds just awful.

August 29, 2019

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

You shouldn't get a German to do the pronunciation unless he is a very good phonetician. But then you could take any phonetician.
German phonology is very different from Latin's.

September 3, 2019

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

What a German would have to do with anything to begin with?! This smell so much like a cheap troll post. The pronunciation is not "all wrong" at all btw, get informed before go around throwing your shallow feedback.

August 28, 2019

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

The classic Latin language should sound like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SeRkjYPmiQ&t=636s (maybe also with ae pronounced as the [ai] diphthong instead of the [e]).

Anyway, the consonants and vowels shouldn't be pronounced like in English (I clearly heard the English [tʰ], [ɹ̠], [ɒ], [ʌ] etc several times in this course, plus, one time I heard that h wasn't pronounced at all - like in modern Romance languages).

P.S. As for the German, consonants and vowels in Italian, German, Croatian and other languages of the region sound much closer to the classical Latin pronunciation than to what we have in English, with its aspirated consonants and the vocalism pretty different from other languages of Europe.

August 29, 2019

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

to the soundbite: yes... thats how we learned the pronounciation in school!

that's what I was seying... the pronounciation in duolingo sounds just so wrong

September 4, 2019
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