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

Two Suggestions

1.) Hire some native speakers to replace the robotic voices that speak all of the languages currently, because the robotic voices sometimes pronounce some things much too fast, or cut off a word a little, and that just creates massive confusion.

2.) Add some Asian languages. After all, many people are interested in Asian culture and there are many major Asian world powers that current language students (and language enthusiasts) would be greatly benefited being able to communicate with.

That's all. The site is already super great how it is now, but I just thought that those things might make it even better. :)

April 30, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rocko2012

Duolingo has already tested real human voices and the consensus was people preferred the robot. I think duolingo plans to add Chinese at some point.

April 30, 2013

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

Wow, I did not know about that. When was this testing held? Did you take part?

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rocko2012

No I was not in the test group. I think Luis duolingo's founder mentioned it in a thread on r/duolingo at reddit.

April 30, 2013

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

[citation needed]

April 30, 2013

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

I have no problems with the robotic voice, but then I've also hit the play button as many times as I need to make out the phrase. 8 D.

Asian Languages would be great! I am all for Japanese-- but then there are so many resources out there already for it.

How bout some Gaelic languages?? Scottish? Welsh?

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/volleyballDVM16

I think that would be cool. I'm up for any language, really:)

April 30, 2013

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

I think Duolingo has enough languages. It's at the point where it needs to refine what it has, and improve the social content.

May 1, 2013
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