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Shadda and audio sounding the same

In some of the words that use shadda, the audio sounds the same. I'm up to Descriptions 1, and widii and widdii seem to have the exact same audio file, while kaddii and kadii do not.

Am I just hearing things (or not hearing them)?

February 19, 2020

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I think, if you're English speaking especially and maybe with Spanish as well, there is not a lot of emphasis put on small pronunciation differences, whereas in other languages, the small difference is essential to the meaning. It could be that our ears need some fine tuning and practise to actually hear the difference in pronunciation.

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