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

Le sucre en poudre - Wtf is going on with the sound here?

Sounds like the computer is going through (male) puberty and her voice cracks when she comes to the word "poudre" - what's going on there?

August 24, 2012

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

I think it's like a clue, we all will pronounce poudre like her and we know who's on duolingo.

April 18, 2013

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

Just like people who used the "French in Action" videos in high school are known to use the trademark phrase "bizarre, bizarre!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.T.s_Son

We need a male voice automated robot as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/101Tube_HD

We already have one


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

It happens with "linge" (laundry) too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/101Tube_HD

Also with "pinge" (lol I wanted to make my own "inge" word)


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

I always slow her down, i'm like a tortue ici


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/101Tube_HD

The computer pronounces poudre as Pui-TUH-ruh. Weird....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/101Tube_HD

The same thing happens with resoudre, singe, linge, doOOnc, boeuf, Shia LaBoeuf, and oeuf. Also, if you listen carefully, Google Translate pronounces poudre and resoudre just like in duolingo, just in a milder way.


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

I've heard this with a few words. It used to happen with "singe" (monkey), but that may have been fixed.

EDIT: Nope, I checked, it still happens. It's not as severe as it is with the one you're pointing out, though.


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    To be honest, half the time I can't understand her accent and I have to slow it down.

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