Mongolian for English Speakers
I'll cut to the chase and ask, I am the only one who would like to this in the future?
Now for what would have been the pretense. Ever since I was a little kid, I've always had a fascination with east Asia. Japan and China mostly, but I've found countries in Indochina quite interesting, as well as the Korea's. But recently, I've been looking at Mongolia's history, culture, geography, ect. and have become very interested in learning the language and visiting the country and would like to see a course for it here on Duolingo. Your thoughts?
Hi all, I am really happy here in Duolingo . I am Mongolian. People say that Mongolian language is difficult to learn, specially pronunciation. Probably it's their right. I know many foreigners who speaks Mongolian very well. If you really want, you can learn Mongolian. Just make it happen. I think that our culture and history will make you wonder.
I have always wanted Mongolian! If it gets to the incubator, maybe be a contributor?!
I'll add my voice here. I've been rooting for Mongolian on Duolingo for a while now, particularly because my girlfriend is serving as a volunteer in Mongolia for 18 months and intends to teach me the language when she comes back. I hear it is difficult but logical and intriguing.
My girlfriend and several other people serving with her should be able to contribute to creation of the course.
I'd love Mongolian too. Like someone else said, let's hope a native speaker sees this thread.
I'd also love any new languages that aren't particularly common. Duolingo is a good platform for bringing lesser known languages to a large amount of people easily.
So true! I love that Duolingo is usually so good at bringing those lesser-known languages to the forefront. Mongolian would be a great addition!
Mongolian is insane. Then again, insane languages are my passion. Full support.
Could be really interesting to get to know that culture. It has the world’s lowest population density, with 2 people per square km, beating Iceland with 3, and a fascinating, long-winding culture.
This reminds me of the time when I was sitting in Intro to China (I’m an East Asian studies major) when we were supposed to learn about Chenggis Khan and the Yuan dynasty. I was chatting with a girl next to me. She said she was Russian and looked clearly Asian, and since I’m Eastern Slavic by heritage and look a bit Asian myself I joked that ‘today we’re gonna learn about daddy’...
Can I do it? I have lived in both Mongolia and the US and I am a native speaker to both so... Work together?
yes it would be wonderful (but I guess you are not on Duolingo anymore)
Mongol hun bainaaaa baina curs hiivel hiine shuu hamt ajillah hun baival heleerei angli helnii tal deer bol asuudal baihgui shvv.
I got inspired of learning Mongolian ever since I heard of Mongolian throat singing.
hell yeah. all together now, here comes the chorus!
I'd be willing to go very deep into debt to help fund a Mongolian Duolingo course.
I'm also excited about having a Mongolian course. It's a mysterious language and it seems interesting.
Does educatink still exist somewhere? The link doesn't work and I can't find it!
I learned Japanese then Korean on internet, then moved to Korea to find that I was almost fluent already! Then, I found out that the Mongolian and Turkish languages were related to Korean, I met Mongolians in Seoul and decided that I was going to learn this language too! Since there really aren't that many resources online to learn Mongolian, please guys, make a Mongolian course on Duolingo :)
Please yes! My dad's been traveling back and forth between home and Mongolia for a couple of years and will be spending the majority of this year there, but he can't find any good tools for learning the language! I would absolutely LOVE to be able to tell him Duolingo had finally created a Mongolian course :D
I would like to Mongolian too . Turkish and Mongolian have a lot of similarities also ! Turkish and Mongolian are relatives . (I'm a Turkish asdfasdf XD)
I've had slight interest with Turkish before, but my reasoning was more along the lines of wanting to understand Star Trek/Star Wars rip-offs. xD But, it's good to know that these two have similarities.
Anatolian turks have little to no relation to Altai turks, and completely no relation to mongolians. You'll have better luck finding those armenians that went missing, than a link between anatolian turks and mongols :-)
An unusual request... but I like it :-)
Let's hope some Mongolian native speakers read this and apply for a course...
Well, I wouldn't have bothered writing this if I saw it on here all the time. :)
I'm very interested in Mongolian history and culture. Please, make it happen!
Pretty random language to add, but nevertheless it's another language, it only helps. I can ensure you that it's not near the top of there list. But then again I don't know a word of Mongolian.
I don't expect it to be, I'm mainly just interested in seeing who else wants to learn it.
I dream of a future where many more courses can be created on here, and much less labour-intensively (i.e. faster). Absolutely no idea how, but like I say, it's just a dream right now :)
It should definitely be more transparent/democratic/automated too and based on number of interested learners and volunteers for course creators
Why don't you contribute?
I've been interested in learning Mongolian ever since I saw a video of someone speaking it for the Teen Polyglot Challenge. It sounds really cool. Apparently it is really hard but I would still like to learn at least a bit sometime.
I want to learn Mongolian! (And I am going to learn it, somehow..) It is one of my goals in life ^_^
Mongolian is a quite structured language, but pronounciation is difficult, so unless you have a Mongolian teacher or live in Mongolia, it's really hard to learn it. In any case, it's a fascinating language that would be worthy of DuoLingo.
For Dutch people it's a bit easier since the biggest issue is in the g sounds we have in Dutch as well.
I live in Mongolia
Goed news tot een zekere hoogte het is een taal waar woorden bijna hetzelfde klinken.
zoals water en haar en fout en regen.
en als je een woord iets verkeerd zegt begrijpen mensen er niks van. (soms is het omdat ze niet verwachten dat een buitenlander Mongools kan spreken.)
Having a mongolian course seems like a good idea. However, you may run into some script difficulties, like typing in either Cyrillic, or any other Mongolian Scripts. Good Luck if you make the course
I think cyrillic would be the way to go, and Russian/Ukrainian/etc... courses already require typing in cyrillic
Saying, that Mongolia belongs to a historic, now non-existent empire is a great insult to the Mongolian nation. Be careful.
I would also learn Mongolian because the culture is fascinating and almost unchanging over the course of history!
kinda out of topic but the Indonesian course ( Also asian country) just finished
I try to learn mongolian. But with few resources. A book with the basics in grammatic and writing, and internet videos.
So I would looooooove to have it on Duolingo :)
I would absolutely love to learn Mongolian! It’s such an interesting language, and it’s one of the few Asian countries that I personally think is quite interesting.
Yes! I spent a month in Mongolia last summer and all the English-based Mongolian language apps just plain suck. It baffles me that Duolingo prioritizes developing content for invented languages like High Valyrian instead of a language like Mongolian that has millions of living speakers.
The Vikings of the East. Or should I say the Vikings were the Mongols of the West?
Either way...YES. Especially if traditional script could be used.
I don't want a Mongolian course in the future. I want a Mongolian course now!
my family is Mongolian and I'd really like to learn!!! Can dueling please put Mongolian on here!!!
I am totally for it! My wife is a total fan of Mongolia and wanted to learn it for long. Unfortunately all the books to learn it from English either do not exist or cost as much as a travel to the moon....
OMG YES please can we have a mongolian course, such a rich language and interesting place to go !
I would love such a course! Unfortunately I think there is too little interest across the board :( Otherwise I would've signed up long ago!
Tribalingual teaches Mongolian. They have 4 week and longer 10 week courses. Try them out!
I can speak Kazakh, Kyrgyz, & Uzbek but i swear i lowkey understand mongolian because i guess central asia is tied with Mongolia.. Some words sound oddly familiar and I want to learn Mongolian now.. it is also an altaic language
Confirmation bias perhaps? I've read/heard stories of people who heard of Altaic in passing and were convinced they understood Korean despite speaking Turkish themselves. To be clear, Altaic isn't a real family, there's just been a huge amount of borrowing between Turkic and Mongolic because of all the contact. A relation between Mongolic and Tungusic has also been largely discredited, and Korean and Japanese are in no way related to any of the languages previously considered "Altaic" either.
The group "Altaic" (or the concept) exists just because they have similar sentence structures, that is it. There are absolutely no words similar or shared between Mongolian and the two of Japanese and Korean.
If they have a language like Esperanto or fictional ones like High Valyrian, there shouldn’t be any excuse for leaving Mongolian out
Very much seconded! It's somewhat difficult to find information on the language on the Net, and I for one would jump at the chance...don't suppose there's a poll, is there?
Hey, I could teach you Mongolian.Cause i`m a native speaker.And can you teach me English?
Really?Maybe we could do language exchange.I want to learn a little bit of French as well.
With pleasure we can try :) I use skype, (username : kephem) and my email is email@example.com
Nomiko - I am Native (American) English Speaker. I can teach you English if you will Teach me Mongolian.
Um... if by safe, you mean getting verbally abused daily, then yes.
I also have found Mongolia very intriguing. I love history and cultures of many countries. The fact that Mongolian seemed to have been able to keep their traditional ways through the centuries attracts me to no end. Mongolia is in my top 5 countries that I really want to visit. I live in California and when I went looking for books on Mongolia I found a serious lack of books and even less on the language. I really hope that this is one of the languages added soon.
Сайн байна уу! I learnt Mongolian with other resources, but I think having a comprehensive course on Duolingo could help. Btw, I used to learn it but gave up, and I don't think I can have much of a conversation with someone.
Hello, I am Mongolian. Mongolian language is easy to learn. Although cyrillic mongolian grammar is very difficult. Traditional mongolian script too easy to learn. I will suggest traditional mongolian script. Chingis khaan used this script. ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ ᠪᠢᠴᠢᠭ ᠪᠣᠯ ᠬᠠᠮᠣᠭ ᠊ᠤᠨ ᠬᠢᠯᠪᠠᠷᠬᠠᠨ ᠳᠥᠷᠢᠮ ᠲᠡᠢ ᠪᠢᠴᠢᠭ᠃
I would love to visit Mongolia some day, but I feel like I should know some Mongolian before going. Duolingo has done a fantastic job educating me so far, so I think a Mongolian course is a great idea!
sounds fantastic, one of my best friends is Mongolian, would love to have this course- question though would it be traditional script or modern? probably modern, sure, but traditional would be a fun idea :)
I think it would be great! My wife is in love with Mongolian culture, unfortunately it's difficult to find anything to learn the language that is not written in Russian.