ArtiKulate in Edu playground

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Wed Feb 6 20:02:13 UTC 2013

написане Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:14:21 +0200, Andreas Cord-Landwehr  
<phoenixx at>:

> Hey all,
> I would like to give a short heads up for a new language learning (or  
> more
> specifically: a pronunciation learning) application, that arrived in the
> KDE Edu playground last night. It's called "ArtiKulate" and aims to help  
> for
> the following language learning problem:
> When learning a new language, usually the following skills must be
> accomplished: writing, reading, speaking, and understanding. For writing  
> and
> reading a lot of materials and software programs (e.g., Parley for  
> learning
> vocabulary) exist. But the important field of speaking and correct
> pronunciation of words and sentences is barely considered, yet, though  
> it is
> one of the most important skills in real life.
> ArtiKulate shall help to tackle this problem down and provide a useful
> application to improve pronunciation skills. It works/will work as  
> follows:
> * the user can select a language, a course, and either a topic (like  
> sentences
> needed e.g. in a restaurant) or a problematic sound (like e.g. the "th"  
> sound
> in English).
> * the user then gets a set of sentences in increasing difficulty (here
> difficulty means the length of the sentences)
> * the user then plays a recording of a native speaker who speaks this  
> sentence
> (the recording is shipped with the course) [see below for the problem on  
> how
> to get those recording]
> * after this, the user records its own voice when speaking the sentence  
> and
> can compare both recordings
> * if the user is not happy with her/his recording, she/he repeats the  
> previous
> step
> The concept is quite simple and the application is not very hard to write
> (well, the devil lives in the details as I learned again the last nights  
> when
> implementing the recording functionality...). What now arrived in  
> playground
> is a very basic UI (I plan to make it nice, once the functionality is in
> place), the functionality for the user to select courses, play sentences,
> record sounds (Selection of problematic syllables is current work in
> progress). And the next important step will be the creation of an editor  
> for
> the units as well as a merging tool for courses/recordings of different  
> users.
> The plan for the time after both, the basic functionality is done and  
> the UI
> reached a state that I would not be ashamed to show a user, still the  
> most
> important task remains: Preparing and collection courses and recordings  
> of
> native speakers. I have early plans on how to accomplish that, but will  
> again
> write about that once the application itself is in a good shape.
> Finally, I would like to invite everybody who is interested in this
> application to follow its development (now in the public at
> or even  
> join its
> development.
> Greetings,
> Andreas
> Link to the source code:


Many thanks for the new application. It looks like the idea is very good.

However, there is a little problem. There is no i18n( ) markup in QML  
files. Is it suppose to be translated?

Thanks in advance for your answer.

Best regards,

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