Suggestions for DLI MSA course

I should have done this a lot earlier once I noticed Memrise removed the forums attached to the courses. Any suggestions for changes or editing privileges can be made here.

First and foremost thank you for making this course.

I was wondering if I could get editing rights to the course as I would like to add audio files and some missing words to the course.

Thank you

Can my teaching team become contributors to this course so they can record audio for semester III? Thank you.

Yes, if you could, just list the rest of the usernames you want entered.

Actually, you should be able to add them too after I add you.

Awesome. Thanks for the quick reply. If you add me, I’ll see if I can add them.

I added you. I think you can check it now

It would have been wonderful if the chapter is named as topic.

I’ll see about doing that maybe, but the thing is there’s not really a whole lot of organization for what vocabulary they throw into which chapter.

Are the current admins still around on here? I have just arrived and would love to get course admin rights as well. Can I get an add?

Sure thing, boss.

Can anyone speak to how the audio got added to this course? The quality seems really good and consistent whereas for the Supplemental course, it is crap…uses multiple voices, volume changes, etc. Anyone know the difference between how the two were done?

I ask because I am interested in trying to separate out the plurals and masc. feminine so that learners actually see and hear these other versions of each word in their own right. It will make each block larger, but it isn’t really more learning, so much as “better” learning, IMHO.

To be honest, I never touched the audio for the course. I think most of the audio was pulled from the audio files from the curriculum or NetProf. or HiNative are good websites for requesting pronunciations of words in other languages, including Arabic. As for adding separate entries for plurals, I’m fine with you doing that, though masculine/feminine/inanimate plurals, whether regular or irregular should get easier the further you get through the course, as even the irregular plurals fall under certain patterns. If you do choose to add in the plurals, I think we should still have plurals included in the alternative answers for the singular noun listings.

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hi, is possible to get editing rights? I’m in Semester 3 of MSA and would like to add some audio to some of the lessons

Sure thing.

Hey, currently in Semester 3 of MSA and I was curious if I could get contributor rights. Thanks!

Hello, Im still a semester 1 student but this course has helped me so much. I had actually been failing my tests because I have issues studying outside of class but this course has made it so much more appealing for me as well as presented the exact content I needed in an organized manner. I saw that there was a way to suggest things, and thought I’d throw in a little comment. I am currently studying Chap 23 and there’s a word on there for obelisk with the wrong audio. It’s a little distracting and was hoping someone would be able to just wipe it at the least for other people going through it. Thank you so much, again, to all of you and the creator for working to make something so helpful.

My apologies on the turnaround time.

I added you as a contributor, @colton.oviatt6e and @AiraArk I removed the audio for Obelisk where it said “مرسى”.

That is definitely not a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion.

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If any admins still monitor this thread, for the love of god, is there a way to disable the typing tests? There used to be a getmonkey userscript to bypass them, but it is now outdated. This course is absolutely unbearable when forced to type answer for every review question, and attempting to recall the differences between A correct answer and THE correct answer is not something anyone should be waisting their time with. I’ve scoured the help pages and it seems only course owners can make these changes. If I am mistaken and there is a way to deal with it from this end, please advise. Thanks!

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I am currently at DLI during this corona thing and this memrise course is super helpful, I’d like to be able to use the lessons without typing though, I prefer to write out the words, but it wont let me continue through all the words unless I type them all which I find very time consuming. Is there a way I can do that or is that something you’d have to change?