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Duolingo Language Poll

First, post the language(s) that you want to be added to the incubator. Then, up vote any languages that you want to be added, but have already been posted.

Rules:

<h1>Don't post any language that has already been posted, added to the incubator, or any dialects.</h1> <h1>Only suggest one language at a time</h1> <h1>Please do not comment on a posted language.</h1>

I will update the top 7 list every day or so.

<h1>1. Latin</h1> <h1>2. Persian</h1> <h1>3. Swahili</h1>
  1. Finnish

  2. Japanese

  3. Icelandic

  4. Basque

Duolingo is being bad and making 4-7 1-4.

<h1>ONLY the top comment for a language will count.</h1>
October 12, 2015

415 Comments


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  • 1506

Tagalog

October 12, 2015

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

Oh, I agree!

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

Manx Gaelic.

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deaglan1916

Manx*

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Macdonald

Indonesian

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aceshigh1087

Bahasa Indonesian would be great. The grammar is extremely useful and the pronunciation isn't difficult!

October 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Macdonald

Persian

October 12, 2015

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

yes

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

American Sign Language (ASL).

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rackle.io

This one might be a bit difficult though so I understand why it might not get done, but it really would be great. I have had interest in learning ASL for some time but there are no courses offered in my small town adn I can't find any good ones online.

December 17, 2017

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

Yes

May 13, 2018

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

Same!

February 14, 2019

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

Finnish! :D

October 12, 2015

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

Icelandic

October 12, 2015

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

Asturian

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bill8989

Franco provencial

October 12, 2015

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

Yes!! Do you speak it?

December 24, 2015

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

Bulgarian

January 7, 2016

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

Scottish Gaelic

October 12, 2015

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

How long must we wait for Scottish Gaelic?! Irish and Welsh are immensely popular...

March 25, 2018

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

Done!

February 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deaglan1916

Scottish*

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guitardude2000

Sea! Le do thoil!

October 12, 2015

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

Air chinnt! Taitinn Mas e do thoil e! Absolutely. Make it happen please.

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jcricket1

I’d be keen to learn

April 5, 2018

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

Indonesian/Malay

October 12, 2015

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

They will do it, since English for Indonesian is already here. We just have to wait for the reverse tree.

February 11, 2017

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

Tagalog!

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnLove4

Romansh

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bill8989

Thai

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamilyana13

Agreed!

October 17, 2015

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

Macedonian

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deaglan1916

Да!

May 23, 2017

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

Lombard

October 12, 2015

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

Kurdish

October 13, 2015

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

Yes, please!

January 17, 2018

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

Hopefully!

June 18, 2018

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

Slovenian

October 12, 2015

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

Yes please Slovenian!!

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1238723

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

November 7, 2016

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

Javanese

October 12, 2015

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

Lithuanian

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomsnive0

Latin

October 12, 2015

[deactivated user]

    That would be nice

    July 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malt464824

    a lot of great texts written in Latin

    October 9, 2017

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

    If one learn Latin, learning French, Spanish, Italian and even German would be a lot more easier! Not wasting your time at all! It's quite the opposite... I support Latin.

    February 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidan572

    Totally agree... Latin all the way!

    April 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuckanEGG3

    I feel like adding West Germanic would bemore efficient as German is a direct decendant of it...

    November 3, 2017

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

    Old Norse

    October 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guitardude2000

    Eller Islandsk. Det er nære Norrønt.

    October 12, 2015

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

    Huge huuuuge please

    July 5, 2017

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

    This one, I've been looking for a place to learn it for over 3 years now.

    October 23, 2017

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

    Low German

    October 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guitardude2000

    A Yiddish course is in the works, which is very similar to Low German.

    October 12, 2015

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

    Yiddish is actually a high germanic language, so it's closer to Standard German than to Low German. So they are not that similar. Dutch would be closer to Low German to be honest.

    October 13, 2015

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

    Yes! But I'd love for it to be taught via German (I'm German and part of my family is native Low German, but I was never really taught to speak it).

    February 1, 2016

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

    I'd love a Low German - Standard/High German course, too. But I think the most important thing is that a Low German course is made to begin with. When one does exist I think it won't be impossible to create it for German speakers.

    August 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kalevala78

    Arabic and Albanian

    September 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomsnive0

    Ancient Greek

    October 12, 2015

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

    That's a really helpful language to master other languages! Like Latin is also...

    February 11, 2017

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

    Xhosa

    October 12, 2015

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

    Walloon

    October 12, 2015

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

    What is the difference between Walloon and Dutch, is it a dialect?

    February 11, 2017

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

    Wallonia is the Belgian French speaking region. Walloon is a Langue d'oil language like French but even more influenced by Germanic languages. An example; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0G6-U9ZRGk

    May 7, 2017

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

    I am happy to help with Breton

    August 11, 2016

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

    Mat-tre!

    February 1, 2017

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

    isiZulu

    May 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidBartl17

    Please, Please, Please let's get this up and running. This is really important in South Africa. Language courses in isiZulu are stale and theory based...never resulting in any real conversational skills. The country is still so segregated due to the momentum of Apartheid era separation in culture and physical location. I think South Africa would begin to witness massive jumps in morale if more non-Zulu speakers were able to get involved on this level.

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CHarrell13

    Venetian would be interesting.

    October 12, 2015

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

    Afrikaans

    October 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
    • 1719

    Balinese

    October 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
    • 1719

    Friulian

    October 13, 2015

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

    Albanian

    January 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s128baetz

    Albanian!

    October 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andi.Losha

    Yes please!

    December 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Asher990182

    I agree

    December 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomsnive0

    Estonian

    October 12, 2015

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

    Armenian.

    October 12, 2015

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

    I'd also like to request Armenian

    May 18, 2017

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

    Amharic

    October 13, 2015

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

    I agree. Amharic is second most-spoken Semitic language. It should be here.

    March 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adr.9
    • 1799

    Mongolian

    October 31, 2015

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

    Maori

    May 23, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Huswi
    June 3, 2017

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

    Breton

    October 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bill8989

    Frisian

    October 12, 2015

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

    I second this! Dutch-Frisian & English-Frisian please! (Dutch-Frisian will have more people who want to do it)

    October 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamilyana13

    Tamil, because it's sort of my native language and it's really fun to speak. :)

    October 12, 2015

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

    Why you don't you contirbute a Tamil course, for example Tamil for English speakers then?

    October 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamilyana13

    I suppose I could since I'm already 13, but I'm not really fluent in Tamil. I can speak most of it very well, but it takes me a while to process something that someone tells me. :(

    October 17, 2015

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

    Okay. What means "sort of my native language"

    October 17, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamilyana13

    The first word I said was a Tamil word, and it was also the language I spoke until I was adopted. So I guess that makes it my native language. :)

    October 18, 2015

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

    Okay, now I understand. So you're native Tamil, when you was little you spoke Tamil, but now you don't right? And you don't use it, so you're not that fluent as you was when you was little right? Start using Tamil and you'll get your lost fluency back ;)

    October 19, 2015

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

    Croatian.

    October 12, 2015

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

    Basque!

    October 12, 2015

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

    hawaiian! :-D

    November 16, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      Old East Slavic (Old Rusian with one s). Language of Kievan Rus' in X-XV centuries, spoken by East Slavs. An ancestor of the three modern Slavic languages: Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Russian.

      July 3, 2016

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

      Icelandic

      January 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErnaBuber-

      Afrikaans

      March 9, 2017

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

      Thai

      June 5, 2017

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

      Albanian

      July 14, 2017

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

      Greenlandic

      August 6, 2017

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

      Dakota

      October 12, 2015

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

      Punjabi

      October 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidan572

      YESSSSSS

      April 30, 2017

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

      YES!

      June 9, 2017

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

      Punjabi would be awesome. There is a large diaspora in British Columbia, Canada; London, England and other places. The language also has a large number of native speakers

      January 5, 2018

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

      Latin

      October 12, 2015

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

      Please, vote for the Latin proposed on this page.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Yes !! The ancestor of the Romance Languages ! Several important scientific papers were written in Latin, for example, Principia, ca. 1687.

      February 12, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kokiri85

      Somali

      October 12, 2015

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

      Maltese!

      October 14, 2015

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

      I was going to comment this if no one had already =)

      October 19, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James90133

      Agreed. This would be Fantastic

      June 5, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel798651

      bonġu, kif int? ;)

      June 30, 2017

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

      Occitan

      October 26, 2015

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

      Parlas occitan? :)

      November 27, 2015

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

      No I don't speak Occitan, but my wife and daughter do. Occitan will not survive if it is not part of a global discourse that starts with easy online access to the language: learning platforms like Duolingo and presence on the most important professional translation platforms. I regularly machine translate Occitan texts as if it would be Catalan. I get the big picture. The two languages are close. I assume it would not be too difficult to make Occitan available on Duolingo. Occitan could use the same tree as Catalan. Also a serious online presence would further standardize Occitan, which is a good thing for potential learners for a language that has so many dialects.

      December 24, 2015

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

      Oh, I see. So I guess you live somewhere in Occitània, maybe?

      Yes, it would truly help in spreding the knowledge of this language. I speak Catalan and it has been pretty easy to learn Occitan (although I still have a long way to go). What do you by "I regularly machine translate Occitan texts as if it would be Catalan"? Do you mean that you know Catalan and since they're both pretty similar you're able to translate Occitan texts into Catalan?

      December 24, 2015

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

      You could translate Occitan on, say, Google Translate. GT has no Occitan, but it has Catalan. Catalan for Occitan texts works with a 40-50% success rate, which is good enough to be in the ball park. I assume there is a difference of success rate for various Occitan dialects.

      December 25, 2015

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

      Well, there aren't many Occitan translators, are there? I only know of one and it doesn't seem too reliable.

      December 25, 2015

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

      Òc, un pauc! ;)

      December 23, 2015

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

      Ah, fòrt plan! Ieu tanben ;) Sès catalan, per çò que vesi, ieu tanben :) Cossí as aprés l'occitan s'o pòdi demandar? Ieu soi en fasent lo segond cors del CAOC, benlèu coneisses aquesta associacion (o puslèu comitat d'afrairament).

      December 23, 2015

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

      Òc-ben, soi catalan, e tanben estudi al CAOC, fasent lo primièr cors a distància! Malurosament es plan dificil de trapar de lòcs e ressorças ont practicar, e l'aprendissatge es fòrça mai lent.

      Veig que gairebé estem estudiant les mateixes llengües, està molt bé. Per cert, no voldries pas col·laborar amb un tema online d'occità que estic intentant fer per a poder repassar millor les lliçons?

      December 24, 2015

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

      Ah, macarèl! Alara as lo Trinité de professor? E ben, si fas lo cors a distància bensai lo coneisses pas. E òc, es plan malaisit de rescontrar de ressorças aital.

      Com va aquest tema online d'occità? Potser sí que hi podria col·laborar.

      December 24, 2015

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

      Òc, lo primièr jorn soi anat a classe e l'ai conegut, mas per mon trabalh podiái pas venir far lo cors setmanalament.

      Ei, si de cas envia'm un mail a l'adreça que tinc al meu perfil, i te'n faig cinc cèntims. ;)

      December 24, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrismccaffrey86

      Scots

      April 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis793485

      Luxembourgish!

      April 10, 2017

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

      Icelandic

      May 7, 2017

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

      isiXhosa

      August 18, 2017

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

      Cornish

      October 12, 2015

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

      Yes! Since the language already died for a short time before it was revived and taught again, setting out a digital course and giving the world the opportunity to learn it is a great way to preserve it.

      March 2, 2017

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

      Arabic

      October 12, 2015

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

      Planned.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Bengali

      October 12, 2015

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

      Oh yeah. Bengali fo shizzle. I assume that's what it stands for. :)

      October 13, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emulli23

      I'm dying for Bengali for English speakers. Wish I was fluent enough to help make it happen.

      November 19, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darkrai007

      I am a native Bengali speaker. I can teach you in exchange of Spanish or Russian only. Are you fluent in either of these 2 languages?

      April 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emulli23

      Unfortunately not, English is the only language I am currently fluent in.

      July 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darkrai007

      What are your reasons for wishing to learn Bengali? What motivates you for the same?

      July 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emulli23

      Someone close to me is from Bangladesh, and both as a surprise for them and just from finding myself enamored with the language, music, and poetry after years of exposure makes me want to throw myself into it

      July 27, 2017

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

      Scottish Gaelic

      October 12, 2015

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

      Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic) :D

      October 12, 2015

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

      I totally agree! Have some lingots (useless, but let them represent up votes if I had his many accounts)

      October 13, 2015

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

      Would like to agree.

      May 18, 2017

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

      YES

      May 19, 2017

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

      Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Occitan, Basque, Cornish, Serbian, Latin, Arabic, Lakota, Old Norse, Old English, Sindarin

      February 1, 2017

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

      I need Old Norse!

      February 2, 2018

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

      Pashto, since it's very hard to find resources for this language, so Duolingo will do a great job, very helpful. And is someone is interested, just to mention that translators for this language are the #1 rank in earnings.

      I'd like to see also any endangered language. I love rare language, would be useful to allow people to learn them, as some are almost impossible to learn if you can't travel and make a long stay in the country.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Which dialect do you want to learn? Like Arabic, Pashto varies widely from region to region.

      March 29, 2017

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

      Are they mutually intelligible? I think they are. So any of them. What is the most used of them?

      March 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karole444

      bengali

      February 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-regrets-

      Swiss German

      August 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K-IsaacTho

      ASL

      September 8, 2017

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

      AFRIKAANS

      January 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Macdonald

      Arabic

      October 12, 2015

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

      It's already planned.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Who keeps downvoting everything? It's not necessary (unless it violates the rules maybe)

      October 12, 2015

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

      It's not only for rules, it's also to express your opinion... As posts even if they don't violates rules can be downvoted if we disagree strongly with the opinion expressed in the post.

      February 11, 2017

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

      I'm well aware of all that as I've been here for ages but it doesn't make sense on a post like this. There's no reason to vote against a language here.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Latin

      October 12, 2015

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

      Please vote for "latin" on the page. The first post.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Urdu

      October 12, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiran958275

      Yessss would love to see urdu

      March 3, 2018

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

      Latin

      October 12, 2015

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

      Please vote for "latin" on the page. The first post.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Latin

      October 12, 2015

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

      Please vote for "latin" on the page. The first post.

      February 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mreaderclt
      October 13, 2015

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

      and Yiddish too!

      February 1, 2017

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

      It's mentioned that is "on the way" on this page.

      February 11, 2017

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

      Ladin. Vote where it has been suggested.

      February 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Schi17

      sign language

      February 3, 2016

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

      You have interesting resources on memrise to learn it. Since it has no grammar, it's already possible to learn it with Memrise, Youtube, Byki, etc. There's not only one sign language, the one you probably think of is the American one, but it's not the only one. In Europe, I think it's French sign language that is used, not the American one, in other parts of the world, I don't know.

      February 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CHarrell13

      You are 100% wrong about sign languages not having grammar

      February 11, 2017

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

      I've never heard of a sign language grammar book, languages, even the simpler languages in the world, have their grammar in several tomes.

      So, do you mean the sign change according to the previous sign for instance, or that the order of the signs change? Or do you simply mean that they have grammar and tenses?

      As there are no words, there can't have inflexions, that's the main concern about the grammar: the order of the words and the inflexions of a word becoming another word. The order of the word makes languages impossible to understand if you make a mistake, and the errors with inflexions also, and spelling, and pronouciation... I believe that even if you don't use the very proper way, people understand you, as far as you make the correct sign.

      Note: I don't say that promoting sign languages is not a good idea. Just that simpler tools work, so it's more logic to use them... Each sites can do some things right, and for some other, they are far less efficient. WIthout practicing, sign language is not easy to learn, so instead of suggesting on Duolingo, maybe one person would have one day the skills and the will to make a tool, looking like Duolingo, but specifically adapted to that kind of learning, making it efficient. As resources are sadly not limitless, that's a thing that is certain, each time you add a new language on Duo, especially if the platform is not made for it (and adapting the platform is very very very expensive, maybe some associations could pay?), so each time, you remove another one that could have been added.

      February 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

      "I've never heard of a sign language grammar book" — ASL a complete language with its own grammar, syntax, and idioms: see here and here "In Europe, I think it's French sign language that is used, not the American one" — There is French Sign Language (LSF), British Sign Language (BSL), Irish Sign language (ISL), Finnish Sign Language, etc. Not just French. "Without practicing, sign language is not easy to learn" — Isn't that the case with all languages? "each time you add a new language on Duo, especially if the platform is not made for it (and adapting the platform is very very very expensive, maybe some associations could pay?), so each time, you remove another one that could have been added" — Why should ASL be held in lower regard, with less importance than other languages? It deserves the same chance as any other language—some schools still don't allow it for foreign language credit. Maybe that's why you think it's less important?

      March 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

      I didn't "add things that are not in it" I meant that the way you said: "each time you add a new language on Duo, especially if the platform is not made for it … so each time, you >remove another one that could have been added"< made it seem like you think other languages should come first. I'm sorry if I misinterpreted that.

      March 2, 2017

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

      I wonder who on earth talk about a "lower regard"??? Read again the comment, and please, don't add things that are not in it. The imaginary "lower regard" and the fact that Duoligo is not adapted for this is different. Duolingo has big money problems, how could you ask it to assume those kind of cost, if you find an association who could pay, propose it.

      March 2, 2017

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

      Perce_Neige, your tone above could be interpreted as fairly negative, and your statements ill-informed regarding signing. Why not think outside the box. Yes, teaching the various sign languages of the world would be a stretch using the current Duolingo UI, but it is a valid idea/suggestion that should not be censored or denigrated. You seem to be speaking for Duolingo. Are you an employee? If so please be professional in your responses.

      June 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

      +deweaver Yes! Thank you!

      July 5, 2017

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

      Romansh! Please that would be lovely!

      February 13, 2016

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

      Pontic Greek.

      (and I was going to post Ladino, too, but someone has done it already - great!)

      April 14, 2016

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

      ASL

      December 21, 2016

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

      Why American language? In Europe, they don't use it.

      It's already quite possible to learn it with Memrise resources.

      February 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

      +PERCE_NEIGE Why Thai, or Japanese? In Europe they don't use it. It's already quite possible to learn it with Memrise resources

      March 1, 2017

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

      Corsican

      January 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shaunak296

      मराठी(Marathi) :D

      February 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barry818946

      A Somali course would be great (though unlikely, I know). It is impossible to find good online resources for learning Somali.

      April 19, 2017

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

      Latvian would be pretty cool

      July 20, 2017

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

      ASL!

      September 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jesseflori2

      rapanui

      December 24, 2017

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

      American Sign Language (ASL)

      December 27, 2017

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

      Greenlandic would be amazing

      January 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barry818946

      Somali please

      January 17, 2018

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

      Add your vote to the one above -Kokiri posted Somali too.

      April 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaudiaMcd5

      Slovak

      February 4, 2018

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

      Dialectal Arabic. I'd love to contribute to the Moroccan and Egyptian Arabic.

      March 9, 2019

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

      Persian (Farsi)

      August 4, 2019

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

      Kyrgyz

      October 12, 2015

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

      arabic!

      October 12, 2015

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

      Why oh why oh why isn't Arabic already in the incubator?? It's in really high demand and there are many capable people wanting to contribute. I'm really curious about what is the reason that it isn't a high priority for Duolino. If anyone knows please let me know. Is it the issue of dialect and people not really liking just seeing MSA but MSA being the most practical for Duolingo? Or something else?

      There has to be a reason for why the third largest semitic language would be finished way before the most spoken (by far) semitic language in the world enters incubator..?

      February 15, 2017

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

      Modern Standard Arabic isn't spoken by ANYONE in the Middle East. So it's not that practical unless you plan on speaking in Arabic with other non-Arabs who learned Arabic from a textbook. It is within Duolingo's capacity to teach colloquial dialects, but which one(s) do you want to learn?

      March 28, 2017

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

      Well I'd like to see Derija Maghrebiya but given that there is more demand for MSA on duolingo than there is for any individual dialect I'd be happy to see that. My MSA is rusty and It would be fun to have a Duotree to review/refresh it and learn some grammar things I never really nailed down when I studied MSA years ago.

      I'd go through any dialect tree (other than Khliji dialects) if they put any dialect on here though.

      March 29, 2017

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

      Stick to MSA. All dialects are useless.

      April 3, 2017

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

      I am a native Arabic speaker and I know what I am talking about. MSA is the key to all Arabic literature ( from the Holy Quran to the Mu'allaqat and much more) while spoken dialects significantly narrow the number of people you can communicate with (they only come in handy if you want to fight with the taxi driver). Practicing a specific dialect after studying MSA is much easier and more worthy. If you want to taste the true beauty of the Arabic language, MSA it is. In addition, no one is allergic to anything except in the movies you watch (some people may find speaking MSA funny but that's it). MSA is comprehensible in all of the 22 Arabic-speaking countries. Choosing a dialect comes next.

      April 3, 2017

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

      I also speak Arabic and I understand most dialects, including MSA. MSA is not Fos7a, ok... MSA is useful for reading modern Arabic literature and watching the news. And, people will understand you if you speak MSA and most people are polite and will respond in MSA if they hear someone trying to speak it. But YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ANYBODY IS SAYING unless you specifically ask them to change their dialect. It won't be helpful for translators or linguists, for instance. I see where you are coming from, but I just don't agree that it's "superior" and it might even cost someone a lot of time if, for instance, they need Levantine Arabic or Egyptian Arabic, but I do not deny that MSA has utility. There are other language programs that are dialect-specific, but it depends on what your goals are in learning Arabic: socializing with Arabs, or reading in Arabic & watching Arab news broadcasts. MSA does not have much utility for the social aspect.

      April 4, 2017

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

      According to "Western" Scholars it isn't (فصحى). I did not say it was the same as Classical Arabic I said it was the key to the Arabic literature. Yes! That is my point, as long as people change their dialect while speaking to you, why bother? (Unless you want to eavesdrop on pedestrians' conversations, then that is another story). As a native Levantine Arabic speaker, I personally can't understand "Khaliji" and "Maghrebi Darija" fully (I can understand almost 60% of their speech) but I can certainly communicate easily with any person speaking those dialects by using MSA. I agree with you it won't be helpful for translators and linguistics or socially, but like you said our friend must set a goal first for learning standard Arabic or any other dialect. If it is business-related, academic, literary, or just communicating on a formal level while travelling, MSA is surely the answer.

      April 6, 2017

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

      MSA is useful for learning to read and write (type) Arabic. It is not useful for speaking or listening, because spoken Arabic is different than literature Arabic. As I said before, nobody in the Middle East speaks MSA dialect. Don't you want to be able to understand people when they speak? Most people will understand your MSA, but you'll grab a lot of attention in a region that is allergic to any one person standing out too much.

      April 3, 2017

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

      Egyptian Arabic is the most understood in the Arabic world thanks to its movie industry. Furthermore, Egyptian Arabic has an easier grammar. If anyone wants to learn a spoken Arabic which is understood almost everywhere, from Algeria to Iraq and from Oman to Lebanon, I suggest Egyptian Arabic.

      July 19, 2017

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

      Surely thats a bit of an exaggeration? Its spoken by people say in Cairo who speak another dialect and need to use Arabic to communicate and everyone learns it in school. Otherwise nobody would be able to communicate on Al Jazeera. Its not spoken between friends and relatives but it is attempted in professional situations between speakers of different dialects.

      July 28, 2017

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

      Maybe the Egyptian dialect. This is just a recommendation, I would rather see basque or Xhosa.

      January 6, 2018

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

      Seriously, what is the deal?

      April 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaylaMoham4

      I would really love to learn Arabic!! Can' t wait for that course!

      August 15, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wilkinsnick18

      Latvian

      October 12, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Akkadian

        October 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bill8989

        Limburgish

        October 12, 2015

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

        Serbian :D

        October 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Platypus01

        Quechua

        October 12, 2015

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

        I tried to add this in Duolingo; but they have not acepted my request yet U.U

        May 18, 2017

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

        Which one?

        March 14, 2017

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

        Faroese

        October 12, 2015

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

        Flemish

        October 12, 2015

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

        But Flemish is a variety of Dutch.

        October 12, 2015

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

        OK, so maybe a lessons in Dutch course with words that are different in Dutch from the Netherlands and Flemish? But I think there can be both courses ;) But everything needs a lot of work for contributors and a lot of waiting for people that want to learn it :/

        October 12, 2015

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

        The differences are as small as American vs British English, but we don't even have spelling differences. Creating a Flemish course could be done by copy-pasting the Dutch tree and replacing some of the idioms and words by ones that are more common in Flemish. The differences will mostly be in the informal spoken language rather than in formal texts.

        I don't expect this to happen soon, because it will split the error reports. Bonus skills with different dialects would be more likely.

        If you want to learn something that is more different, then maybe you could learn West-Flemish.

        October 12, 2015

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

        Now I'm not thinking about learning more languages, because I haven't got much free tim because of school, but thans for replying ;) Okay, so let them do bonus skills then :)

        October 13, 2015

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

        Someone put forth Scots, which is arguably a variety of English, and I didn't see similar complaints about that. Heck, I honestly wouldn't mind a British English to American English course.

        Edit, I didn't look at the number of downvotes that Scots has. I guess that some people are complaining about Scots's inclusion here.

        October 13, 2015

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

        I think that a British to American English course would be a bit silly. English to Scots might work though.

        October 13, 2015

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

        There are lots of subtle differences between British English and American English; the two are barely mutually intelligible!

        October 13, 2015

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

        Ladin (not latin, a different language)

        October 12, 2015

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

        Luxembourgish

        October 12, 2015

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

        Sindarin

        October 12, 2015

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

        Why so many dislikes? There's already Klingon in the incubator.

        February 1, 2017

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

        Inuktitut

        October 12, 2015

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

        As a Canadian, I definitely have to agree

        March 25, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gwen-ohl

        Gaidhlig (Scot Gaelic)

        October 13, 2015

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

        latin

        October 13, 2015

        [deactivated user]

          It was already posted on this page. Five times.

          July 3, 2016

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

          Please, vote where Latin has been suggested.

          February 11, 2017

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

          ancient greek is cool too

          October 13, 2015

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

          Please vote on the comment that makes this suggestion.

          February 11, 2017

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

          Thai

          December 27, 2015

          [deactivated user]

            Thai was already posted above.

            July 3, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nittaku22

            Hawaiian

            January 8, 2016

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

            Breton

            February 5, 2016

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

            Mando'a (the Mandalorian language)

            July 1, 2016

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

            I'd love for Duo to have Mando'a! There's Klingon already, so why not?

            December 18, 2017

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

            It would be amazing if Duolingo could add a Thai and especially a Japanese course.

            December 20, 2016

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

            Japanese is planned I think.

            February 11, 2017

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

            Thai

            January 16, 2017

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

            Serbian and Scottish gaelic please.

            February 8, 2017

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

            Punjabi

            March 14, 2017

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/micastle44

            LATVIAN :D

            April 17, 2017

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

            Maori- the obscure language of tiny nz

            May 6, 2017

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessicaWoo444604

            Māori please! I've lived in NZ for most my life and can't learn the language anywhere!

            May 7, 2017

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SinaKian1

            persian

            July 12, 2017

            [deactivated user]

              Hawaiian

              July 13, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pebble63

              Thai!!!!!

              August 5, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Srujan444685

              Georgian(from the country and not the state)

              September 16, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elliot37903

              Maori

              October 29, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chlo997469

              Armenian for English speakers please!

              November 6, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewDill19

              Frisian

              December 1, 2017

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

              basque

              December 3, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah.D.

              Slovenijan

              December 5, 2017

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

              It would be really neat if we could get some Native American languages on Duolingo. Lakota or Dakota Sioux, Yupik, Navajo, Apache, Cherokee(Tsalagi), Choctaw, Ojibwe, and Cree. All are fascinating but I have no idea if enough people are interested.

              January 7, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Polyglot71

              Farsi/Persian

              January 14, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mage517354

              Solresol

              January 27, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mage517354

              English for Esperanto

              January 27, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalcolmZel1

              Amharic

              February 9, 2018

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

              Thai

              February 12, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barca_4

              Armenian!!

              March 6, 2018

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

              As a native English speaker who doesn't speak a word of Spanish, I would love to learn Guaraní.

              March 7, 2018

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

              cherokee, ancient egyptian, gothic, inuktitut, mongolian, nepali, xhosa.

              March 24, 2018

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

              Armenian!!!!

              March 28, 2018

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

              Slovak

              April 13, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nasim04u

              Bengali

              June 23, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nasim04u

              Bengali

              July 11, 2018

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

              Aramaic

              March 21, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rob80M

              croatian

              April 7, 2019

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

              Farsi

              April 28, 2019

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

              Farsi

              April 28, 2019

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

              Breton, mar plij!

              April 30, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katrina738888

              Hindi

              May 25, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim606185

              Scottish Gaelic

              July 13, 2019

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

              Armenian!

              August 20, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathangrant00

              Cherokee

              October 12, 2015

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

              Greenlandic

              October 12, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marianne409867

              i vote for Greenlandic

              November 25, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/svende1970

              Chinese

              October 12, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike.laude

              I would learn Mandarin.

              July 28, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidan572

              Mandarin would be cool, but apparently saying the same word different ways totally changes the meaning. Inflection is hard to convey by the computer. I'm no hater, I just think that it is really hard to learn any pronunciation online...

              April 30, 2017

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

              Learning pronunciation online works quite fine, although of course it's not the same as communicating with real people but that applies to any language. I mean Chinese is not harder because of the tones, there are (fortunately) other free options online to learn Chinese and I can say it's really not that difficult once you got used to the 4 tones.

              May 10, 2017

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

              Aragonese

              October 12, 2015

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

              Belarussian

              October 12, 2015

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

              Hawaiian

              October 12, 2015

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

              Tibetan

              October 12, 2015

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

              Maori!

              October 13, 2015

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

              I want to learn Maori so much!

              April 1, 2017

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

              Tautoko!

              October 23, 2017

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

              Goídelc / Sean-Ghaeilge / Old Irish

              February 13, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darkrai007

              American Sign Language.

              April 21, 2017

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

              Azerbaijani

              April 23, 2017

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

              Arabic

              May 7, 2017

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

              Navajo

              June 30, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/na.stamattina

              Occitan, Maltese, Latin, Classical Greek

              August 13, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kcjmj1

              American Sign language.... there is a large majority of people who are deaf or hard of hearing and it would be great if we could actually communicate with them.

              August 26, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K-IsaacTho

              american sign language

              September 27, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvieS24

              Sindarin

              October 5, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebelsugar12

              Sindarin, please!!!!

              October 18, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nikolasz1999

              Schweizerdeutsch

              November 12, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kjreed33

              Low German!

              December 3, 2017

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

              One of the endangered Celtic languages such as Cornish, Manx, or Breton. That would be awesome.

              January 24, 2018

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

              Frisian

              March 29, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ding1dong123

              Braile

              April 14, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karen525018

              zulu

              April 19, 2018

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

              POHNPEIAN PLEASE!

              May 4, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryGoodma2

              I would absolutely LOVE a Duolingo Frisian course. I have taken FutureLearn's Frisian course and I'm proficient in Dutch, so Frisian is a next logical step!

              June 5, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nivink13

              Arabic!!

              May 25, 2019

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

              Samoan

              May 26, 2019

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

              thai

              June 11, 2019

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

              french

              June 11, 2019

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

              ASL

              July 11, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

              Kazakh

              October 12, 2015

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

              Sign Language?

              October 12, 2015

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

              Which one? There are many of them.

              October 12, 2015

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

              Also even if there would be a sign language language on Duolingo how would Duolingo assess you??? Hope you have a camera on whatever you do Duolingo on and film you doing the symbols??? Its too complicated and its not worth all of the trouble its gonna cause...

              October 14, 2015

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

              I think it's a cop out to say something isn't worth the trouble because it's complicated. Especially when it comes to language learning. For example, each language that doesn't use Latin script has presented unique difficulties with Duo's interface. If there's ever enough demand for signed languages, I'm sure they'll find a way to assess users.

              I understand your point, though. It would be challenging, and it's unlikely to happen on this platform any time soon, but at least offer links to resources where one can learn signed languages as opposed to just discouraging them from trying to learn a language because you think it's "not worth the trouble" to be included on Duo.

              October 15, 2015

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

              True, now that I realise it, my comment seems pretty harsh o_O

              October 15, 2015

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

              I dont think so... It's realistic.

              February 11, 2017

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

              The point is not that is challenging, the point is that it's already easier to learn it using other resources (very good on Memrise), except if Duolingo makes flashcard-only learning for some kind of courses. It would be a lost of ressource to make a course using the same resources than other languages, when flashcards are enough. Hey, there's no grammar, you don't need sentences corrections, and I think people who suggest it, thinks only about American SL that is not used at all in Europe for instance. So you'll have to add all of the sign languages that exist, or it's not fair at all!

              February 11, 2017

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

              American

              October 12, 2015

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

              I'm not sure why you're being down voted so much. Are you also interested in learning american sign language?

              October 15, 2015

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

              But why American sign langagne, the world is not limited to America!

              February 11, 2017

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

              American sign language is not used in Europe. It's already quite possible to learn sign languages, with Memrise for instance, as it has no grammar.

              February 11, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

              It does have grammar! And its own idioms!

              March 1, 2017

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

              You don't reply to the comment above.

              March 2, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

              What?

              March 2, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rilla47

              Yeah, I did comment that twice. Sorry, I got a little irritated. I've been learning ASL over the last couple years and slowly getting to know the deaf community.

              This page talks about the grammar. Here is what it says: "American Sign Language has its own grammar system, separate from that of English. What this means is ASL grammar has its own rules for phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics" Then it goes more in depth.

              I understand it would be a lot of work and a challenge to do a visual course because it's so different. Not saying you did this, but I just don't want to see ASL get cast aside because it's not like the languages most people are used to. It's something I'm very passionate about right now. (:

              The main ASL idiom I know of is "TRAIN GONE" which means "no, I'm not going to repeat what I said." It's for when someone shows up just in time to see the punchline of a joke or something. Here is list of some more. By the way, most of my information comes from Lifeprint.com—it's an excellent research.

              March 2, 2017

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

              You replied "it has a grammar" under the comment where I talked about grammar, but you make the same comment on another message. So I don't undertand. I talk about Memrise here.

              For grammar, some linguists (not me) say it doesn't have its own grammar, but the words order is based upon the grammar of the oral language. LSF from French grammar, and ASF from American one. Do you think it's true?

              Anyway the debate is NOT wether sign languages are interesting, but is it possible to make such big changes on Duoligno rather than create a dedicated platform, that suits better to the needs of the languages, that are DIFFERENT from the needs of oral languages.

              For the idioms example, it's very interesting, have you got some examples?

              March 2, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

              Old Irish.

              October 12, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guitardude2000

              Cén fáth? (Just wondering)

              October 12, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

              The literature, of course. There is a huge wealth of writing, from the sagas of Irish mythology to historical documents and poetry. I was actually expecting down-votes, so this is a nice surprise. I would like to learn primitive Irish, too, the kind written with the Ogham alphabet.

              October 13, 2015

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

              As Béarla nó Gaelige?

              October 13, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

              In English or Irish? What do you mean? Do you mean what language would the Old Irish course be taught through?

              October 13, 2015

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

              Wait, I thought "as" was "from". Darnit, I thought I could finally construct a sentence... Ah well, at least I tried.

              But yeah, I was asking what language it'd be taught through.

              October 13, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

              I suppose if one were to be created and taught through English, they could put the Old Irish examples beside Modern Irish so as to allow us to see the similarities. But, yes, maybe it would be best taught through Modern Irish, but many people would have to learn Modern Irish to a fairly high standard first, and then have an interest in learning Old Irish and then demanding a course be created.

              October 13, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

              As can mean from, but I think in this instance it means in. Don't worry, I can barely string a sentence together, myself.

              But concerning the language, I have no idea. I can't speak Irish well enough to take a course through it, so that wouldn't be of much use to me, yet. So English, probably.

              October 13, 2015

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

              Oh, alright. I was just asking because I thought that a course from modern Irish to Old Irish would better highlight the similarities and differences between the two, but most people speak English as well so it might be English. I asked in Irish because I thought that it was a relatively simple-ish sentence that fit within the context and so I figured I should give it a shot.

              October 13, 2015

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

              ASL

              October 13, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/100IQPlays

              Sindarin

              January 13, 2016

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

              Sindarin for sure. I mean, if there's Klingon, why can't there be elvish?

              February 12, 2017

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

              Sindarin and Quenya. If we're gonna have Elvish, we should at least make it fair!

              March 4, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kingjosiah8

              Sindarin

              December 31, 2016

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

              Khuzdul!!!

              January 18, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darkrai007

              Ancient Egyptian.

              April 21, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArkaChakra4

              why are you neglecting bengali.

              August 2, 2017

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

              Chamorro.

              December 25, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalcolmZel1

              Balinese

              February 9, 2018

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

              Bambara

              April 13, 2018

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

              Anishanaabeg (Chippewa)

              April 13, 2018

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

              Old English

              October 12, 2015

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

              Láadan

              October 12, 2015

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

              I'm interested in this, too.

              April 28, 2016

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

              I'd be surprised to see Láadan added but would sign up for it in a heartbeat.

              July 5, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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              Slovak

              October 13, 2015

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

              Definitely

              April 13, 2018

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

              Quenya (also known as elvish, from The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)

              October 14, 2015

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

              That is only one type of elvish from Tolkien's Middle Earth. Another (slightly more common, I've found) is Sindarin, which would be a nice edition along with Quenya.

              July 1, 2016

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

              Yeah, I've tried to study Quenya, I think it's a bit easier than Sindarin and a bit more complete.

              July 1, 2016

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

              Agreed. The Sindarin and Quenya vocabularies are both relatively complete (though Quenya is definitely more so than Sindarin), but I've found Sindarin doesn't really have a well-defined grammar structure, at least not compared to Quenya.

              January 26, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidan572

              Is the grammar complete though? And has Tolkein created most of the language or was it someone else?

              April 30, 2017

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

              Quenya grammar is generally complete enough to write complex sentences. I've looked around, and there are plenty of guides out there, it's very regular. Sindarin, on the other hand, seems to be considered an 'incomplete speech,' i.e. the grammar is not defined well enough to guarantee that you can form an entire sentence.

              As for your second question, yes, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote most to all of the Quenya vocabulary and grammar. There have been minor edits and additions by his son, Christopher Tolkien.

              April 30, 2017

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

              I generally would prefer real language, but this one is maybe very interesting for linguists. Certainly very rich.

              February 11, 2017

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

              Just because elvish isn't a real language doesn't mean it isn't awesome!

              February 12, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oshely2000

              asl

              January 8, 2017

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

              New Church Slavonic, maybe?

              January 18, 2017

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

              Cypriot Maronite Arabic

              May 20, 2017

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

              ASL!

              July 5, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nivink13

              Bangla for English speakers plz!

              June 8, 2019

              [deactivated user]

                Korean

                October 12, 2015

                [deactivated user]

                  Already in the incubator.

                  July 3, 2016

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

                  Occitan

                  October 12, 2015

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

                  Japanese

                  October 12, 2015

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

                  Scots

                  October 13, 2015

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

                  Ay, Scots would be braw.

                  August 29, 2016

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

                  Mandarin

                  May 7, 2017

                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JLayne2

                  Chinese

                  June 30, 2017

                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhyskelly13

                  Ancient Egyptian

                  July 23, 2017

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

                  Swahili

                  October 12, 2015

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

                  it's in

                  July 20, 2017

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

                  Sindarin

                  November 19, 2017

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

                  Indonesian

                  October 12, 2015

                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BobCalinin0

                  Scots

                  October 12, 2015

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

                  Ay, Scots would be braw.

                  August 29, 2016

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

                  Japanese

                  October 12, 2015

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

                  Indonesian

                  October 12, 2015

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

                  Chinenese (Mandarin)

                  October 13, 2015

                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anika64

                  Pirate and Caveman XD

                  October 13, 2015

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

                  Dovazhul (Dragon Language from Skyrim)

                  July 1, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aidan572

                  Any Star Wars language!

                  April 30, 2017

                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomsnive0

                  Finnish

                  October 12, 2015

                  [deactivated user]

                    Thai

                    October 12, 2015

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BobCalinin0

                    Javanese

                    October 12, 2015

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomsnive0

                    Javanese

                    October 12, 2015

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bill8989

                    Javanese

                    October 12, 2015

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamilyana13

                    Wow! Javanese seems to be pretty popular!!

                    October 12, 2015

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

                    As I understand it, Duolingo is financed by offering translation services. So there would be nothing to gain by offering courses in dead languages.

                    October 13, 2015

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

                    I don't think Duolingo makes money from translations anymore...

                    October 13, 2015

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

                    ninadoranina, could you point to the source of your understanding, please?

                    February 14, 2016

                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dr.Equivalent

                    Russian, may be?

                    October 12, 2015

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

                    Russian is already in the incubator.

                    October 14, 2015
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