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'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.
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’…
Mongol hun bainaaaa baina curs hiivel hiine shuu hamt ajillah hun baival heleerei angli helnii tal deer bol asuudal baihgui shvv.
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 :)
Hate to break it to you, but Mongolian and Turkic are not related to Korean (or to each other, for that matter). This is evidenced by the fact that the older forms of the purported Altaic languages are more distant from each other than their modern forms, which is the exact opposite of the scenario required to prove relatedness between languages. Linguists are still looking into it, but from what I've heard, Japanese and Korean are the particular pair of formerly "Altaic" languages that are most likely to be related to each other.
I read so, yes. But it was still good enough an excuse for me to look into the language and decide that I wanted to learn it. Not from a linguistic point of view so much as out of curiosity. I like the little I know of the language and I wonder if I'll find anything similar between the three languages once I get to a certain level of fluency in Mongolian. I wouldn't be disappointed if I didn't, but happy if I did. I have fun with Korean/Japanese/Chinese at the moment anyway :)
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.)
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
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.
I do2 russian courses on Duolingo, and there is no problem at all to type it. If we learn a language, we accept the challenges which come with !!!! It is very easy to type cyrillic, just go to the settings on the computer, into keyboard settings, and add cyrillic. You can even get traditional mongolian !!!!!!!! Yes after you have to learn where is each letter... so what ? It's only one week work, 15 minutes per day.
Saying, that Mongolia belongs to a historic, now non-existent empire is a great insult to the Mongolian nation. Be careful.
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 assume that you are Mongolian that lives in Mongolia (not in inner Mongolia). But isn't Cyrillic the official script to write Mongolian (again, in Mongolia not inner Mongolia)?. And to me Cyrillic is easier than the traditional script. Traditional script is way cooler but also harder because of its rarity (it's an alphabet so it is maybe not so hard. But again, still rarely used).
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.
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.
I not Mongolian but actually a half Afro-Mexican/Cuban, half Lebanese but yet Mongolian fascinates me plus Genghis Khan & all the history, culture of Mongolia although maybe hard learning it in traditional Mongolian like traditional but assuming I will learn it in Cyrillic
I'd like to see Mongolian on Duolingo at some point. I've tried looking around before and have tried different apps like Ling, but they don't go nearly as in-depth with language learning as Duolingo. Many start with basic phrases or introduction and teach the alphabet later or are more surface-level with their approach.
I've had an interest in languages for as long as I can remember, but I also tend to dive into the history of the country of whichever language I'm learning. This persisted into my time in college when I spent my time studying history and linguistics. The thing that really started my interest in Mongolian was going down a rabbit hole on YouTube with videos on Mongolian language and history from channels like NativLang and Feature History.
TL;DR: I think Mongolian would be a great addition to Duolingo both because of the uniqueness of the language and the country's history, and the depth and detail Duolingo goes to to provide the most comprehensive way to learn a new language.
I'm a silly person, and would prolly be learning this language for the same reason I am working on learning Swahili... but I'm fairly certain I'd also find learning this to be a rewarding experience in ways that are not me just learning something for sillinesses.
Some languages on here I am learning because I've embarassed myself--others because they seem like an important thing to know... but some I'd be learning because talking about speaking makes me giggle a little bit (that does not mean they are bad languages... it just means I'm immature).
So yeah... going to upvote this one.