Incorrect audio for 周囲

#1

The audio for 周囲 (しゅうい) is exactly the same as 首位 (しゅい).

https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/周囲
https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/首位

I don’t know whom to tag exactly, so I’ll just tag @Kristen and @viet and @oldbonsai here.

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#2

You’re right! It says しゅい instead of しゅうい . Didn’t notice before!

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#3

Did you send an email to WK support?

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#4

No, I don’t want to do that. Email is not transparent.

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#5

There’s a couple of words here and there that seem to have short vowels in the recording, but I pegged that down as simply the speaker not taking great pains to emphasise the longness of the vowel.

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#6

That doesn’t explain the fact that two vocab items, one pronounced しゅうい and the other しゅい, have two audio files with different names (3664-周囲.mp3 and 3257-首位.mp3) but identical content. Try to download those two audio files and run diff on them, no output.

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#7

Did they fix that?

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#8

They usually mass fix errors every (week? I forgot the interval of time), so probably not yet.

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#9

It’s still the same.

#10

Always good to make it visible on the forums - but anecdotally, I’ve had success with emailing WK support in the past.

Turn around time for a response from them is usually 1-3 days.

#11

You should email them and link to this thread. They generally respond quickly by email.

#12

We’re going to be replacing all of the audio soon. This won’t be fixed until that change goes through.

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#13

Even the one for “WaniKani”? Is that Koichi’s voice?

#14

It is his voice. (I had him record it as a sort of easter egg when we added 51-60.)

I think the new audio will replace that one too, but there might be a way to add it back in later with some other plans we have. I can’t guarantee it (or really talk about the other plans) but I’ll keep it in mind. :+1:

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#15

You and your secret plans. :eyes:

:slight_smile:

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#16

I will start a GoFundMe project for WaniKani to hire Hard Gay to record all the せい vocabs.

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#17

“Not the hero we deserve,but the hero we need.”

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#18

He even has his own action figure

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#19

I’m assuming this will also replace the wrong audio for 禁煙, which sounds exactly the same as 祈念?

https://cdn.wanikani.com/subjects/audio/4125-禁煙.mp3

https://cdn.wanikani.com/subjects/audio/4123-祈念.mp3

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#20

Yes, every single audio file is being replaced.

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