I'd like to learn Belarusian so much , really . Is anyone want to see this language in Duolingo ? :D Or anyone planning something about this language for Duolingo ?
It's a Slavic Language (East Slavic) like Ukrainian and Russian , but a different language from them both . XD
NOT Russian , It's BELARUSIAN XD
What do you think ? :D
Oh , There are two Belarusian songs by a Belarusian singer who lives in Norway actually :D
A great Belarusian song with violin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTbfh-U9DcU
Hi, I want to create a Belarusian course for English speakers. Are you ready?
я таксама хачу ствараць курс беларускай мовы для тых, хто валодае ангельскай мовай
Вы читаете английский?
Я хотел бы помочь вам создать ресурсы здесь, на Duolingo. А также увеличьте возможности и ресурсы на время, которое оно может быть включено в Duolingo.
Oh sure! I study English with Duolingo,) Thank you very much. I will be very glad to cooperate.
Introduction to Belarusian https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/14499176
Belarusian language? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/25172733
Belarusian course? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/20344671
Belarusian Resources? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19293172
Can you give some links about Belarusian? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23699399
Ok I am a teacher of Belarusian language by education Here is my diploma https://prnt.sc/jz4lrb belarusian is my native language I want to create a big community around this work and unite people I have experience and an opportunity to get advice from scientists and business representatives to speed up work belarusian is very popular with young people and IT-businessmens in 2019 in Minsk will be 2 European games the Belarusian language is recognized by UNESCO as the second most Italian after the melodic beauty of the BUT beginning of 2009, this international organization has added the Belarusian to the list of languages that are threatened with extinction help me get started
Impressive resume! Is that Russian? Do you tutor online? I am an IT person.
Share your source of the information on the UNESCO statement, please. As I have a little bit different info.
I will give what assistance that I can.
However I am about to have a big workload, that I must take time to deliver to occur.
I am going to do a bit of an information dump, for what I could quickly locate.
I am wondering, can you help, with your skill and knowledge to sort things out, that you think would be beneficial for people to learn this great language ?
You do NOT need to use these possible resources. You can create links to and information to grammar and dictionaries, and other learning resources, that you know of.
And if I can help you link to different posts, I will try to do what I can. And perhaps others will also assist, I hope.
That would be fantastic for me and for anyone who already speaks an Eastern Slavic language as they are all similar.
Паважаныя носьбіты беларускай мовы! Знайдзіце час звярнуцца да кіраўніцтва Duolingo з прапановай стварыць курс беларускай мовы для носьбітаў англійскай мовы. Наша родная мова знаходзіцца ў небяспецы. З кожным годам носьбітаў становіцца ўсё менш. І на маю думку стварэнне курса можа пасіўна змяніць сітуацыю ў лепшы бок. Давайце прадэманструем усяму свету на колькі прыгожая і мілагучная наша родная мова :)
we're still here! duo is a good tool but not a solution)) and I am sure that the Belarusian language will also appear here))
Каманда носьбітаў мовы, а лепш дасведчаных лінгвістаў. Віталь Станішэўскі павінен падключыцца. Я таксама дапамагу. Досвед працы ў лінгвістычных праектах ёсць. Будзем спадзявацца....
AlikLagodny, калі зацікаўлены ў стварэнні курса, то напішы мне на пошту firstname.lastname@example.org. Абмяркуем стратэгію.
Tam treba pakinuć zajaŭku. Ci moža niechta užo pakinuŭ, i ŭsie astatnija tolki čakajuć navin ad Duolingo?
я пакідаў. Праігнаравалі... Калі б ухвалілі, то я б пачаў працаваць над курсам. Мне не шкада свайго часу, бо справа вельмі важная. Вядома, што было б крута калі б была каманда. Толькі так можна зрабіць нешта якаснае
A... Tady prabačcie, bo ja ličyŭ, što adrazu zjavicca mahčymaść pačać pracavać nad kursam\
Не... Відавочна, што стварэнне курса па нейкіх крытэрыях разглядаецца. Там не ўсё так проста.
I would love to see Belarusian here and would be happy to contribute to the development of such course!
Great idea, highly unlikely to materialize in the foreseeable future. My reasons are as follows, it's a neglected language in their own country, most people in Belarus don't (want to) speak it. Belarus has around 6 mil people but I'm willing to bet there are more native speakers for any one of the Baltic countries languages (about 1.5 mil each) then there are Belarusian native speakers. Most westerners don't know and probably never heard about Belarus. And as it is now (this will probably change in the future) Duo is a resource primarily for speakers of Western European languages or for those studying English. Last but not least, given that there is already Ukrainian (surprising that it's here so fast in its own right) and Russian (almost) from the eastern Slavic group, I think they will try to get representation from the western Slavic (Czech and polish are coming soon) and something from the south (I think Serbo-Croatian is the most likely candidate and maybe followed by Bulgarian). Hope my rant make a little sense, it's really really late here :)
In Belarus live around 10 million people, and most teenagers want to speak Belarusian. I live in Belarus, and I know it.
That may be so, but you have to agree that wanting to speak and actually able to speak and live every day with using only Belarusian is very inconvenient to put it mildly. I'm ukrainian btw so situation is Ukraine used to be very similar to Belarus (especially east of Dnieper). I used to listen regularly to Радыё Рацыя and watch BelSat, when the only Belarusian language media outlets have to be relocated outside of said country's borders - that tells me all is not well. I am happy to hear that young generation is changing the situation, hopefully it's not too little too late... Best of luck!
It most certainly did not. It’s dwindling like crazy even in the Gaeltachtaí.
Yes! This would be awesome, considering that native speakers are slowly switching to Russian.
Isn't the opposite? I understand that the president wanted to distance himself and the country from Russia and has been pushing for the Belarusian language to be the official language and that is taught in school and use in government affairs. Here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/28/-sp-russian-belarus-reclaims-language-belarusian
Unfortunately, not. Even if the president would like to push Belarusian to be more widespread (which is quite unlikely taking into account his >20 years of neglecting Belarusian, or even struggling against it), it's a long process aggravated by bureaucracy and lack of specialists. Instead I can see that nowadays parents in Belarus have hard time trying to get their children to kindergartens and schools with teaching in Belarusian. It's true, however, that more people (especially young) are interested in speaking Belarusian. But it's definitely not an initiative coming from president.
Interesting, is it a Romantic or a Christian song? Anyhow, "voltronobsessed" posted that native speakers are switching slowly to Russian, the information I learned was that there is an increasing desire to speak in Belarusian (by youngsters and some proud old people). Like in the case of Ukraine, people want to embrace their national identity (maybe it's not quite, it is how I see it -but not in a bad way). I believe there merits in preserving those national languages that may be lost forever. Unfortunately, without a government imposition for an official language in public entities (read here schools among them), it is going to be harder. So, I applaud president Lukashenko for this particular initiative. I wish I could visit the country (Belarus) and that I could say some phrases in Belarusian when there.
Welcome to Belarus )) As for the "Вы шуміце, бярозы" song, I'd say it's Romantic - it's about a tired traveler who decided to have a nap right by the road. The lyrics are written by our contemporary Nil Hilevich. Unfortunately, he died two years ago.
Hello, Belarus Is One Of My Favourite Countries, And I Would Love To Be Able To Learn Belarusian!
According to UNESCO research, the Belarusian language is the most euphonious after Italian.
Since the Ukrainian course has been released, and the Russian one is on the way, why not? It would be nice to have all the East Slavic languages on Duolingo... ;-)
I speak Ukrainian and Rusyn is like pure Ukrainian :) I'd love to have it here!
You do realise that Carpatho-Rusyn is not Ukrainian, yes? Or I am just understanding you wrong ;;
It very well could be and still is considered a dialect of Ukrainian by some linguists. You do know that Ukrainians were called Rusyns in the past?
As a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker, I can understand Belarusian for the most part. But I would still love to learn it and be able to speak it, hopefully fluently one day.
Would love to have that course! I would recommend it to all my English speaking friends. Belarusian for Russian speakers would be nice as well
I'd love it! I know its spelling is quite regular compared to that of Russian, and I think that's an important feature when you've just started with a certain language family: take French, learning it before any other romance language could be hard as well, for its spelling rules are quite counterintuitive compared to those of Spanish and Italian
this topic started 2 years ago. create a new course in general is real? or there are many formal barriers and conditions. I'm a real user of duolingo, for more than 5 years, and I want to be useful to the community
There is no Belarusian right now, you can just start with some basic outline following DuoLingo's template. Go ahead, there will always be interested learners. I wanted to learn it once, I wanted to visit the country but entry is so hard that it discourage most; yet I do not think that's a barrier to learn Belarusian.
AlikLagodny, а якім правапісам вы плануеце карыстацца падчас стварэння курса, калі такая магчымасць будзе? На жаль, беларуская мова ў дадзены момант дэфрагментаваная і тут будуць пэўныя цяжкасці. Калі афіцыйным правапісам, то я магу дапамагчы
досвед працы ў такіх праектах ёсць. Таму, звяртайцеся на email: email@example.com, калі ў Duolingo будуць зацікаўленыя стварыць курс для нашай мовы
I want to study Belarusian so badly, I'm almost desperate. Nowhere in my town I can find an opportunity. Duolingo, you are my last hope!
Nope! Not there yet. I think there is not enough traction nor enough contributors available, although the quality of the few is really great.
This would be quite amazing. I love Belarussian people and would like to learn their language.
Belarusian, only one "s", because "belAruSkaya mova". Byelorussian, belorussian and belorussian it's incorrect name (russian variant) of my native language
Ну не зусім так. Belarusian - проста прыметнік ад Belarus. А лацінкай правільна будзе biełaruskaja mova (клясычным правапісам) ці belaruskaja mova (згодна цяперашнім афіцыйным правілам трасьлітэрацыі).
Алесь, я пра гэта ведаю. Напісаў так, каб сама блізка перадаць гучанне на англійскай мове.
Standardized nomenclature used to classify languages (ISO 639-1) in English spells it with one letter "s": Belarusian
I would love to see Belarusian here for sure! Please duolingo make it happen
The Belarusian language is one of my favourite Slavic languages and one of my favourite languages overall! I understand that it will take a long time before this course is eventually created, but I hope that the creation of a Belarusian course becomes a reality!
I'd love to learn Belarusian also and hope they will add it as a language!
We need Belarusian - We love Belarus (follow us on Instagram @welovebelarus)
Be good to have Belarusian on Duolingo, maybe for Russian instead of English speakers, but ideally both. But we need to find qualified volunteers to help create the course
Belarusian language - one of the richest in the world, and if in the literary language, there are somewhere in the 250-500 thousand words, the dialect - about two million
C'mon, get to work!! By now DUO should be aware of this thread and make the hatching tools available. Thank you AlikLagodny.
Hello, I learn russian for my trip to Belarus!
nice to meet people from Belarus!!
беларуская мова дапамагае адрозніваць любоў да піва ад кахання да дзяўчыны
This is also an issue for quite a number of other languages. The difference in the meaning of love.
Between the way it is used in the English language, and the different declination of it in other languages.
French also one of these languages that has this challenge.
And I am sure Belarusian will also have a unique further definition on words, such as the word for love.
Thank you for sharing this knowledge AlikLagodny
Without Belarusian you never understand our culture and traditions. Russian is only a second language in my country
AlikLagodny, я ганаруся, што жыву ў адной краіне з такім чалавекам як ты. Не кожны дзень сустрэнеш чалавека, які любіць беларускую мову так, як люблю яе я. Напішы мне на пошту (пісаў вышэй), калі што-небудзь будзе вядома з курсам. Ёсць іншыя цікавыя праекты. Далучайся ;)
Me too! Also, I am interested in Classical Orthography by Branisłaŭ Taraškievič.
This orthography (tarashkevitsa) isn"t popular in Belarus, but many people use it abroad for communication. Nowadays most people using modern orthography of Belarusian
Soul_Strings, я магу знайсцікнігу ў двух тамах беларуская мова для англамоўных людзей і пакласці яесюды ў выглядзе спасылкі. Калі няма курса, дык хоць кнігі будуць. Кнігі на тарашкевіцы
Ja nie zrabiŭ kurs tamu što nie vałodaju tearetyčnaj častkaj na dastatkovym uzroŭni (nasamreč čakaju pakul niechta inšy heta zrobić\). A voś za knihi budu ščyra ŭdziačny!
I am aware, but since it is still Classical Orthography, I'd really like to get to know how to use it.
Here is a good textbook Fundamental Byelorussian (for English speakers) http://knihi.com/Valancina_Paskievic/Fundamental_Byelorussian_-_Bielaruskaja_mova_Book_1.html#1 You can also find it on Amazon
А чаму менавіта Вам было б цікава вывучаць беларускую мову?) Можа, збіраецеся на Другія Еўрапейскія гульні (2nd European Games 2019), што пройдуць у Менску з 21 па 30 чэрвеня 2019 году.
Спадарства, калі ласка, актыўней! Навошта Duolingo курс беларускай мовы?) Якія меркаванні маеце на гэты конт?
Žychary Polščy dy Ŭkrainy niadrenna razumiejuć mienavita biełaruskuju movu. Nu nie rasiejskuju ž..)
I think more people need to know about this language. Belarusian is rarely spoken in its own land and it makes me sad. It's unique and very beautiful.
Just wanted to say that I'd love to have the chance to learn Belarusian with Duolingo. I'm part Belarusian ethnically speaking and understand maybe over half of it (because I know Ukrainian) however a formalized course would allow me to actually be able to say something. Considering that this is an endangered language (like Irish) I think it's even more important to expand it's global exposure.
I would gladly take part in the project (I am a native speaker) and I even applied for it in the Incubator, but... Oh well. There are many languages on the run now which are quite neglected, and I think that a course of Belarusian here would make a difference.
Я была бы вельмі шчаслівая, каб на Дуалінга з'явіўся курс беларускай мовы, і нават жадаю прыняць удзел... Але на заяўку у Інкубатары не адрэгавалі. Цікава, ці спадар AlikLagodny яшчэ жадае сур'ёзна працаваць над курсам? Я думаю, што калі зацікаўленых носьбітаў будзе некалькі і адначасова, мы здолеем пераканаць адміністрацыю даць нам паспрабаваць стварыць курс!
Вельмі хацеў бы вывучыць беларускую мову. Шкада, што нават ў інтэрнэце ня багата людзей з якімі можна паразмаўляць па-беларуску. Спадзяваюся, што у вас усё атрымаецца. Прывітанне з Масквы!
Дзякуй! Канешне атрымаецца) Дарэчы, падрыхтоўка ўжо распачатая) @welovebelarus
Ah I am sure you mean Alex Fisher! I mean Alexander Rybak )) I used to like him lots.
I agree! My family on my mother's side is Belarusian and I would love to get more in touch with the culture of it. It would be really neat and helpful to have a Belarusian course.