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Very fast speaker!

There is one male speaker who speaks twice as fast as the others, and more often than not, he does the longer clips. Maybe others don't have a problem with it but it is way too fast for me, and I am very comfortable with the pace of all the other speakers. (I would have explained this by flagging the audio but the capability to explain anything in a flag has gone away.)

December 22, 2019

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

Hey, can you pass on the skill you were working in? Then we can take a look. Also, we have recorded individual words too. If you hover over them then they should play. Difficult to find a balance between talking slow enough for people to understand, but also preparing them for what Gaelic actually sounds like!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MimiMcC99999

Yes, it's difficult to find the right balance. I do expect the pace to increase as I progress through the course, but this guy stands out compared with the other speakers at my current level. His long clips were either in About Me, Phrases 3, or Body. One of the phrases was "Chan eil i fuar ann an Afraga a Deas." Thank you!


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

Just had a check of this sound file. It seems to have glitched. There is an audio spike when I am listening to it and you are right it is notably faster. It was actually me that recorded it and this one does seem notably faster than others. Not sure if this is a problem with the file being corrupted of if I'd just had too much coffee! Feel free top send any others you come across my way. Probably don't have time to go through the audio for these skills at the moment with everything else that needs done but I will look at anything specific that is flagged.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MimiMcC99999

Coffee does that to me too! Thanks for checking it out. It's only a problem on questions that don't provide the text version with the audio, but I'll flag it if I come across others.


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

That'd be really appreciated. It is me talking, so I can't remember why there are notably faster than others I have done. It will be a very easy fix, once the chance arises. :)

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