https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giacomo2017

New Voice in Italian?

I've been reading threads about a new voice in Italian, but the one I hear is the same as it's always been. Am I missing something?

September 22, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tcreek7

Can I bribe someone to get Carla's voice? How many lingots will it take?

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giacomo2017

I hope mine changes soon.

September 28, 2014

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

It's in beta so not everyone has it yet.

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_gs9

Yep. It's being AB tested at the moment - which means some users have it and some users don't have it. If the new voice turns out to help people learn Italian better then it will be rolled out to everyone - if on the other hand it turns out to make people a lot worse at Italian then it will be scrapped and everyone goes back to the old voice.

With that said the new voice (in my opinion) is a million times better and I would be very surprised if it didn't pass the test.

If you want to hear the new voice then you can try it out here http://www.ivona.com/ by selecting Italian > Carla :)

September 22, 2014

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

I have heard it, and it's sooooo much easier to understand :) I would be very surprised if people were doing worse with it, lol.

September 22, 2014

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

My God, the new voice is so much better! Thank you for your work!

September 24, 2014

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

The current voice is sometimes hard to understand :/

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barb7

I have it on the Mac but not on Ipad, unfortunately because it is a major improvement...and I use the ipad more...

September 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariekie1

ugh i love carla and giorgio i dont know who i have now. how can i get it pleaaaaaaassssse i have a toothless napolitan pizza maker on my computer. tell me how to get ivona

September 27, 2014

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

I have the new voice and I love her! She's much easier to understand.

September 27, 2014

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

I don't think you are. I hear the same voice too.

September 27, 2014

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

The current voice was very hard to understand. Instead of "beve" it sounded like she said baby!

September 27, 2014
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