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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/potatoagent1

New problems

Lot's of audio's has been recently re-uploaded and the pronunciation of the written words in Arabic are WRONG. be careful. I guess duo won't fix it! but i hope members see it and not compromise the sounds, because for a beginner they get very confusing and you end up learning the alphabet wrongfully!

September 21, 2019

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

I have noticed problems too and I do use the "report" button.

September 22, 2019

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

Can I see an example?

September 21, 2019

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

In the later lessons sun letters are read as moon letters. You hear al-shams, not ash-shams.

September 22, 2019

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

Suns and moons?

September 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/potatoagent1

duur, iwa, .....

September 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rp6jfp20

im just starting arabic so dont know enough about right or wrong but when the male voice who sounds kinda young gives a letter(s), it isn't very clear especially compared to the female voice.

i think it was a letter with a short a ? i dont remember. i remember i was more looking at the text and letters than paying attention to short unclear audio for help in finishing the task.

September 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

I am noticing major issues with audio as I begin to advance in the uunderstanding of Arabic.

DuoLingo’s TTS is very bad in Arabic.

The pronunciation between regular speed, slow speed, full sentences and individual words is often quite different

The audio is so bad it should be turned off

September 22, 2019

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

In German there are a few words that are wrong sometimes and not other times, even with the same voice. And in English it mixes up different words with the same spelling, e.g. (i'm not sure if i've heard this one specifically, but this sort of thing) "i need to read that book" and "i have read that book" saying "read" the same way. Is it wrong a lot more often for Arabic?

September 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aas2004

you are right but this voice not for Arabic it is from google Translation So it is not correct. this is in my opinion

September 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

I think they use amazon polly for tts

September 22, 2019

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

If you are interested and fluent enough you could sign up as a contributer? Though only if you are fluent. Are you sure it's incorrect rather than a dialect difference though? Think of someone from the Southern USA vs Northern Ireland vs New Zealand, they are all using totally different vowels, but i don't think any of them are doing it "wrong"? I think Arabic is at least that diverse, if not more? https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

September 28, 2019
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