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

Irish speaking exercises!

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.

August 27, 2014

12 Comments


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

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.

August 27, 2014

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

Will there ever be speaking exercises for these languages?

August 27, 2014

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

Thanks @tony!

August 27, 2014

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

Thanks :)

August 27, 2014

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

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.

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August 27, 2014

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

That's not a bug :) We're AB-testing speaking exercises for Portuguese and Dutch.

August 27, 2014

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

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.

August 27, 2014

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

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.

August 27, 2014

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

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 :(

August 27, 2014

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

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

August 27, 2014

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

redoes the lesson to get a screenshot Here it is. This was in lesson 4 of verbs present 1 Imgur

August 27, 2014

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

Thank you!

August 27, 2014
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