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"K'mpec touches his nose with his middle finger."

Translation:ghIchDaj qay qI'empeq.

October 16, 2019

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

I have a question about pronunciation. When I clicked on qay in the word bank, the audio that I heard sounded like Qay to me (it was more drawn out and had more of an H sound than I was expecting). Is it possible that Duolingo actually played Qay (the letter Q) for me, since it doesn't distinguish between lower- and upper-case letters? I wouldn't be surprised if I'm just making a mistake about pronunciation, but thought I'd check since I'm really trying to work on my listening comprehension. Thanks as always!


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

It is not only possible, it is likely! The Duolingo software is unable to recognize the difference between q and Q and will not allow us to record them as different sounds. We are working on a solution and may have a workaround soon.


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

Ah, okay. Great to know in the mean time. Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qov-jIH-je

If it was the female voice, yes it's Qay. The male voice says qay.

muyIvchu' jay' (It's bugging the crap out of me)


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

Yep, it was definitely Qay then. And ha! I imagine that's beyond annoying, especially after you've put so much effort into making q and Q sound distinct in the recordings.

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