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

Why is the voice-over missing in many of the Navajo lessons?

I've noticed several of the Navajo lessons, such as Food and Animals, are missing the voice-over pronunciation. That makes it impossible to learn the spoken language, especially in a language like Navajo where there are some very distinct sounds. Is that a known bug that is going to be fixed, or is it intended to not include the pronunciation?

July 12, 2020

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

I think that it’s not developed yet. I have experienced this too, but as all of the other more established languages have the complete set of audio, I could only conclude that Duolingo is working on the remaining pronounciations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertBreu2

I agree with comment/concern. "I've noticed several of the Navajo lessons, such as Food and Animals, are missing the voice-over pronunciation. That makes it impossible to learn the spoken language, especially in a language like Navajo where there are some very distinct sounds. Is that a known bug that is going to be fixed, or is it intended to not include the pronunciation?"


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    They are currently working on the pronounciations in Navajo course.


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

    duolingo courses are made by volunteers and considering there aren't very many native navajo speakers, there arent that many people available to make the audio clips. most of the other languages have a computer generated voice, which i assume theyre still working on


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarbaraMat570380

    I think it would be a win-win if Duolingo recruited some Navajo college students and gave them some kind of financial help so that we could hear what the language actually sounds like.


    [deactivated user]

      I think it's in the incubator. Well, it's the beta version, so, there are no voices in other lessons too.

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