Vocab - Female Voice vs Male Voice


#1

Is there an explanation why I generally hear the Dude and rarely the Dudette when I get a word right in my reviews? Is this the case only at the lower levels? Do the two even out as I progress? Does the ratio get reversed towards the last levels?!

Just curious. :sweat_smile:


#2

I think I remember mostly hearing the female voice towards the higher levels.


#3

I seem to mostly hear the female voice these days, but I don’t know if there’s any rationale behind whether they pick a male or female to do the words. I think the audio is sourced from Jpod101’s database, if I remember correctly, so it’s whatever they have on file.


#4

I usually don’t have the sound on when I do reviews, but I just checked, all the level 60 vocab uses the female voice.


#5

No. We source our own audio.

The earlier levels uses a male (Tokyo accented) voice actor. Later levels is @mamimumason, due to not being able to procure the male voice actor. We are working in replacing the audio to make it consistent with one voice at the moment.


#6

Okay, so it seems the structure is symmetrical–Dude in the beginning, Dudette in the end. That’s cool, thank you.