Icelandic and Finnish should join the group.
I just personally think that Duolingo should have Icelandic and Finnish in it because:
- I want to learn Icelandic and Finnish
- They have Norwegian, Swedish and Danish (which are Nordic languages just like Icelandic and Finnish)
Guys we have now got an update to this disscusion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11428200
Finnish is perhaps the most requested language in Duolingo. With such numerous requests I believe they can't help incubating it very very soon.
I'm Finnish and speak fluent Finnish! It makes me happy to see it requested so much :)
You can apply here:
They should then let you know when they actually start creating the course.
Great. I think that quite a few people have already applied. Now it's Duolingo's turn to act on it. :)
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! =]
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?
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
In that sense, yes. I thought that you were referring to them being genetically related, not culturally related.