https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HidekiYamamoto

Icelandic and Finnish should join the group.

I just personally think that Duolingo should have Icelandic and Finnish in it because:

  1. I want to learn Icelandic and Finnish

and

  1. They have Norwegian, Swedish and Danish (which are Nordic languages just like Icelandic and Finnish)

Thanks

Guys we have now got an update to this disscusion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11428200

August 16, 2015

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IvanLumi

Finnish is perhaps the most requested language in Duolingo. With such numerous requests I believe they can't help incubating it very very soon.

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Umiman

I'm Finnish and speak fluent Finnish! It makes me happy to see it requested so much :)

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vstig

Lots of us are trying to learn your interesting and mysterious language. Have you applied to contribute? Pretty please? :)

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

A lingot for mentioning Finnish. :)

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gluehbirneee

Lingots for giving a lingot for mentioning Finnish! :)

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moomingirl

Etc.......

August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBu

A lingot for mentioning for mentioning Finnish. I have many bonus skills to buy.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vologirl-chan

I want to learn Finnish so much too QwQ Lingot for Finnish ...

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pewkele
August 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chirelchirel

I'd love to be in the team building the Finnish course one day.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vstig

We appreciate your contribution already by applying! Kiitos!

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chirelchirel

Can I apply already?

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

You can apply here:

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/fi/en/status

They should then let you know when they actually start creating the course.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chirelchirel

Done :)

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

Great. I think that quite a few people have already applied. Now it's Duolingo's turn to act on it. :)

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Hi! I am moving this to the "Duolingo" discussion, as it is where people usually discuss new ideas and languages for the Duolingo website and apps. Happy learning! =]

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gluehbirneee

Any news regarding a Finnish (or Icelandic) course?

And sorry if we're getting on your nerves, but we need Finnish here! And what else are we supposed to do but requesting it?

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moomingirl

Lingots for asking about Finnish. ;)

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vstig

Lingots for giving lingots for asking about Finnish

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

A lingot for lingots for giving lingots for asking about Finnish.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pewkele

I don't even know why I'm giving lingots.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

It might well be that potential Finnish course-writers are waiting for Hungarian (currently 95%) to graduate into beta, as the languages are similar grammatically, and seeing what problems/solutions have been thrown up by Hungarian will save them from having to reinvent the wheel for Finnish.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gluehbirneee

That was exactly my thought when Turkish was about to be released.... (Both Finnish & Turkish are agglunative languages and have vowel harmony, I'm not quite sure whether Turkish has consonant gradation though.)

But let's just hope you're right. :)

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scarcerer

Hungarian is at 80% and has progressed 1% in the last six months, so I really don't think they should wait. But because they are so far and the Turkish team has graduated, they could still advice the Finnish team if needed.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBu

If I look in the course list I see 95% for Hungarian. Is it wrong there or what is it?

In the incubator I saw the main reasons are personal problems of the team members which make the course progress slowly.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scarcerer

The number in the Incubator and the course list is computer generated and doesn't take into account that Hungarian (and Czech and Hindi) is building their tree as they go. So they are 95% finished with their current skills but they plan to add plenty more.

Let's hope they get their personal problems sorted whether Finnish is added before that or not.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

Yeah, a similar idea has crossed my mind too. Let's hope it won't take long.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBu

Thanks for your explanation!

Do you know where I can see the real progress which contains if they want to put more? Is there a way?

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

I don't think you can see any "progress" in their decisions what languages will enter the incubator next - we only learn about it when they are actually added there, and then watch their progress as they are being built. If you watch the discussions here, someone posts a Weekly Incubator Update every Sunday and summarizes the progress and any news regarding the incubator.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PanchoAlejandro

I love Iceland, i would like to learn Icelandic, i support your idea!

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBu

Thank you for your explanation.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HidekiYamamoto

Thanks PanchoAlejandro

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qwertylaal

Finnish is NOT A NORDIC LANGUAGE! It is a Finno-Urgic language.

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zerozeroone

While it is true that the language is not part of the North Germanic languages group (also known as the Nordic languages among linguists), the term Nordic is used to refer to Finland and it is part of the Nordic Council. So for non-linguists, even though Finnish isn't an Indo-European language, they're most likely to feel that Nordic can be used to describe it.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qwertylaal

In that sense, yes. I thought that you were referring to them being genetically related, not culturally related.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaka96038

Please, yeh taller islenskur

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