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Pronunciation German words.

The female voice sometimes has pronunciations which very hard to recognise. The word "wir" souned to me as if it began with "l". I played over many times, but couldn't hear "w". Simularly wth "Bücher", This to me definately began with "g". Is there something wrong with how the voice is generated?

May 16, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/Darien

I have also commented on this and have had to play the recordings over and over, sometimes at slow speed. Once I distinctly heard her say "schmarss" instead of "schwarz" and "Warkzeug" instead of "Werkzeug".

May 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/adlbtmsk

I also have problems understanding the stuff she says, There was a sentence where I thought she should be saying "das" but it sounded like "does" (in English) so I figured she must be trying to say "des" or something. I lost a heart for that :( I also notice she says a lot of words that have long E's like they're "ie" instead of a long E sound. Isn't long E supposed to sound like the ee in "Beethoven" or the eh in "geh"?

May 31, 2013
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