Will there ever be Inuktitut?
I doubt it, at least in the near future - the grammar is so different (mostly the agglutination - even more than Turkish) that I think it would require a lot of tech work on the back-end before Duolingo could support teaching it.
It would be fun...
Meanwhile, try out Tusaalanga if you want to learn Inuktitut: http://www.tusaalanga.ca/
There might be, but we would need somebody that speaks both Inuktitut and English (for the Inuktitut for English speakers course). However, the incubator (thing that makes new courses) would add you to the list of applicants for the English for Inuktitut speakers course.
I doubt there is a need for English for Inuktitut speakers course.They live in Canada, so they already know English, and some may also know French.
I'm currently working on a Duolingo Inuktitut Memrise course. I will apply to the Incubator once it is completed. The main reason I do not want to apply now is because I'm hoping the Memrise course will act as a base for the official Duolingo course, so it will be released faster! The Memrise course will teach A1/A2, which is the level of most courses here. I don't have too much more information yet though.
I've just had a glance at it, and it looks great! Definitely one of the better Inuktitut courses I've seen on Memrise. You explain the morphological changes for each affix which is important as native English speakers are not used to this concept. Most courses will just have vocabulary and leave you to figure out the rest:)
I want Inuktitut on here so badly, Duolingo has such a good learning system, I've been trying to learn Inuktitut for years and I feel like I'd get it so quickly on here. Probably best for it to be in Roman Orthography though
If it were to be added, it would probably be in the most common dialect, but if they did add it I would perhaps prefer if they taught both the roman orthography version and the original script in the lesson. I have been recently trying to find a way to learn effectively, and I love the original script, I can't read it yet, but I really like the way it looks.
There is no original script tho, really. Inuktitut was a purely spoken language. Syllabics were adapted from cree by christian missionaries.
Mate you are on the same page as me! Learning languages is my passion.I am also a person who has once requested to make a minority language on duolingo.I am up for this!
ᐃᓚᓐᓇᖅ! ᐄᑯᓗ , ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑑᓲᖑᕖᑦ?
I studied inuktitut for a few months in my life a while ago and I loved it, and still remember quite a bit along with the whole syllabary.
someone needs to tweet the prime minister for the canadian government to fund duolingo. ( so they can put indigenous languages up)
This would actually be a great idea, especially with the conservation efforts and apology efforts that Trudeau has been focusing on. This would be a great way to help make up for the damage done by the residential schools.
For people who want to learn the language, here's a Memrise course I'm working on:
Hey, totally unfamiliar with Discord but would sort it out if there are actually Inuktitut resources on your server-- are there any native speakers involved? Interested primarily in South Baffin dialect. Please let me know. :)