I got dinged for saying: "He will arrive shortly."
I'm not talking about his height.
And I got dinged for saying "He will shortly arrive." I've reported it, so hopefully it will get added.
Duo Tips: tuj=immediately
"Correct solution: • He'll immediately arrive. • He is about to arrive."
Interesting how the meaning of «tuj» changes subtly when used with future tense compared to present tense.
I think because "He is about to arrive" implies imminence, that he is literally about to turn up, whereas "he will arrive soon" is more relative and dependant on context. It could mean a few minutes or a few hours depending on that context. If the journey is only half an hour, then "he will arrive soon" could mean a few minutes, but if it's a flight from Australia to the UK, then "he will arrive soon" could mean an hours time.
So tuj is not the future participle, about to arrive, but the adverb, immediately?
I had the same problem, there's no sounds. I did it in a lesson last week and reported it, and encountered it again now when practicing. This audio specifically would be helpful to me because I'm not sure how to pronounce the "uj" sound in Esperanto.
The pronunciation of uj depends on whether or not the U and the J are part of the same syllable (a diphthong) or if they're in different syllables. For example, tuj would be pronounced like it would be in a one-syllable version of "tooey"; however, monujo would be pronounced like "moh-noo-yoh".
I found a pretty helpful guide to pronunciation on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto_phonology