A brief amount of Slovenian.
I saw that alot of people are teaching small amounts of languages that are not avaiable on duolingo, so i thought i would too for those who are interested (but this is the only post i will make).
Not to be confused with Slovakia, Slovenia is a country In the north of the former Yugoslavia, borded by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, today i will be teaching the alphabet, the ''simplest'' pronouns and some simple words.
The Slovenian alphabet is simple, here are the letters: A, B, C, Č, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, Š, T, U, V, Z, Ž. You may have noticed that the letters, Q, W, Y and X are not here, and that there are 3 new letters, Č, Š and Ž. Most of the alphabet is pronounced differently from English, but i will still teach how Č, Š and Ž are pronounced, some english words use what sound like those letters, please don't make the same mistake that they are pronounced as ch, sh and zh, just remember the how it sounds like in the words i'll list below.
''Ch''ocolate, ''Sh''ake and Vi''s''ion.
Now onto the first type of pronouns (and the only one i will put here) Jaz = i Ti = you On = he Ona = she To = it Mi = we Se = they (when we use ''they'' we use it as 2 words, for example: ''They'' will go swimming, ''Oni se'' bojo šli kopati).
And now for the last thing, here are some simple and grammar ish words: Živjo = hello. Čav (sounds like Čau) = bye (in some cases people use it to say hello) In = and (yes it's confusing for some) Kaj? = What? Kako si? = How are you? Kaj je to? = What is this? Danes je lep dan = Today is a good day. Ne govorim Slovenščine = I don't speak Slovenian. A znaš Angleščino? = Do you know English? Voda = water. Miza = table. Chair = stol. Hrana = food. Žival = Animal.
That's all i will say, i wanted to post something simple but at the same time i don't want to make too many posts to teach Slovenian, i hope this helped people who will be taking a vacation or are moving, or just people who want to learn more. :)
Here is a link to the primary discussion for people interested in a Slovene (Slovenian) course on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11160209
Here is a link to the facebook page in support of Slovene (Slovenian) on Duolingo: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465431640306112/
Here is a link to the discussion on how to request a language on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194
How alive is the dual number in spoken Slovenian?
Is it always used / usually used / possible but optional / rarely used / almost dead?
Does it make a difference whether the subject is a human, an object that usually comes in pairs (gloves, shoes, skis, ...), or another object such as "apples" or "houses"?
For example, if you said "Look at those blue houses!" and there are exactly two, would you use the dual number or the plural?
Today we still have quite a few German words in slang/street talk but not in the written language itself. Not to nitpick but if you will teach the correct written way of Slovene then you need to fix some things or explain it better. Keep in mind i will only write the correct way of Slovenian language and not slang/dialects.
A znaš Angleščino? = Do you know English? Ali znaš angleščino? = Do you know English?+
We do not write the name of the languages with capital letters. + I believe this would be more accurate/appropriate.
Se = they It's Oni not Se : Mi,Vi,Oni.(We,You(plural),They) For example : Oni se bodo šli kopati.- They' will go swimming. Word SE is more equalent to Will (as this WILL happen in the future) in this case while in Present Continuous Oni se kopajo = They are swimming word SE would mean are(as it's happening now in this moment).
Živjo = hello. We write it Živijo but pronounce it as Živjo.
If anyone would like to hear our language i would recommend this band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABdt4WRO-9w Sometimes the lyrics are not completely correct but oh well... It wasn't me who translated it by the way. You have Slovene,German and English lyrics.
But otherwise you did a nice job man.Keep it up and.I'll give you thumbs up and follow you on here if you wish.
Lep pozdrav. :)