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Irish speaking exercises!

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I just did an Irish lesson, and there were some speaking exercises — slightly strange, given that Danish, Dutch and even apparently Portuguese don't have them. Slight problem, though: when I try to say anything, it just picks it up as a stream of English words (like a problem I sometimes have with the Spanish speech recognition), however hard I try to mimic the voice. Is anyone else having this problem (or, for that matter, getting speaking exercises)?

Edit: Also getting speaking exercises for Danish. Of the two in the exercise I just did, one picked me up (after about 7 attempts), the other didn't.

Edit 2: Now getting them for Dutch. Still not being picked up, though.

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tony
tonyPlus
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This was a bug and it should be fixed now (we don't have speaking exercises for Irish). Let me know if you find more problems like this.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack
GeniusJack
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Will there ever be speaking exercises for these languages?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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Thanks @tony!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/springbett
springbett
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Thanks :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
Dessamator
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I think there are people reporting speaking exercises in Portuguese too. If that is also a bug then it is a good one for a change, because I tried out the speaking exercises in Portuguese and they were remarkably accurate.

--> https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4312027

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tony
tonyPlus
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That's not a bug :) We're AB-testing speaking exercises for Portuguese and Dutch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
Dessamator
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Then I would suggest that you automatically re-enable microphone for everyone in the experimental group, otherwise some people would never even know speaking lessons exist. :)

I'm curious though, the web-speech api only uses the browser to get its feedback and doesn't need to request data from Duolingo right? If so in compatible browsers it should greatly improve its performance.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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That is very unusual! I am yet to come across this and plain out didn't know this was possible in our course. There is a good chance that this is a bug or a once of mix up.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/springbett
springbett
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I was really surprised. I hope it's a bug, as the voice recognition makes it impossible to get through an exercise without using a heart refill :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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If you could get one, a screenshot would be great. This will help staff determine what's going on :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/springbett
springbett
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redoes the lesson to get a screenshot Here it is. This was in lesson 4 of verbs present 1 Imgur

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
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Thank you!

3 years ago