I think the TTS software has been updated (or am I imagining it?)!
The best bit is that it pronounces "De" as "Dom"! Check out an example here.
Thanks for the continued hard work and dedication Team Swedish.
EDIT: This may be a A/B test, so you may not be able to hear the change.
I LOVE IT. Not only does it sound closer to real speech (as far as I can tell from watching Swedish videos and such), it's just a smoother, more high quality sound. I do Duolingo on headphones and occasionally the previous voice would get kind of grating.
And I can definitely hear everything a LOT more clearly, especially similar consonants.
Thank you thank you thank you!
Any chance of keeping both? - The old one was faster, but louder. This one is slower, but I had to turn my sound up another 20 points (could be just because it is deeper and that gets negated easier in an open office).
Although, I do think a random chance of either voice could help with not getting used to how one is speaking.
Well, this thread is probably abandoned, but I'll try here first before starting a new topic. The new, new TTS voice has been out for a couple of weeks now (good bye, Astrid from the Uppsala area!). I'm noticing many pronunciation differences between the new voice and Astrid. For example, Astrid generally pronounced 'mig' as 'may' and the new voice pronounces the same word as 'me.' All of the 'sounds likes' are in Americanish. Does anyone know what region the new voice is from?