Why doesn't Swedish for English speakers have vocal exercises?
I tried turning on everything, it doesn't seem to be implemented. Am I wrong? Please let me know :)
Tonality is so important in Swedish, and it's phonetics can differ quite a bit from English. I think vocal recognition really needs to be a part of the course here.
I just tried it in Spanish and it's not that bad. Of course, there are 30M Spanish learners, so it's presumably had more time and attention for development. Swedish has just 376K learners.
Hey Duolingo—how can we help get Swedish vocal recognition up and running?
I have mixed feelings about vocal exercises. I like them in theory, but since the technology is completely useless in practise, I'm just as happy if they leave them out. In the Duolingo Italian course, for example, a sure way for me to get an exercise "correct" is to pronounce the word with my natural American accent. When I pronounce the word correctly, half of the time the answer is not accepted.