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Learning standard Irish

Is there any chance that standard Irish will be added to Duolingo?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge
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I just added an upvote, because I see absolutly no reason why you are beeing downvoted. Even if I don't want to learn this language, there is no reason to tell anyone not to learn it. It seems DL is beeing trolled by a few distructive downvoters

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I get the impression that some people think that the whole business of any discussion of potential new languages not yet added should be off-limits and are trying to police the forum because they have already had that conversation. I have never seen so much downvoting on a board (short of the horrors of the the below the line sections of the tabloids). It would be more pleasant to read if people would live and let live.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Just hoping to provide a context for why some people might be down voting the discussion: Folks who have been here a while have the expectation that people will find the original thread rather than being redundant and making things cluttered. When I first arrived, before the Incubator brought an influx of new people, I posted a discussion. I was immediately down voted and the person was kind enough to state the reason. They said something like "This discussion already exists. Please use the search bar to locate the topic and add your comments there." It was very helpful and made sense. For now, I think the Discussion forum is a hopeless mess and a lost cause until Staff reformats next year. Disclaimer: another user suggested that was going to happen. So, could be a rumor, could be legit.

As for the language requests: I have no idea if everyone and their cousin should be posting up new language requests all over the board. If people want to apply because they are bilingual, they will. BUT, right now, language requests from everyday users don't have a place to go. They look messy but it makes sense that people would ask for what they want. So, I personally won't down vote. (People should still use the search bar so we don't eventually end up with 20 Irish or Japanese etc. request threads though.)

Other people have other opinions though about language requests in general and down vote.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaybird13

I haven't heard anything about Irish being developed; any sort of Gaelic would be nice, but it's obviously not a top priority yet. I think the developers/translators are working on more beneficial languages right now, we'll just have to see if anyone starts an Irish course in the incubator. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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the DL members like you and me are now creating the courses. You can apply here if you are fluently bilingual in the starting and target languages. www.incubator.duolingo.com

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaybird13

I know, and unfortunately I'm not... :') Hopefully someone fluent in Irish pops up sometime!~

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1942winnie

I'm of Irish ancestors and very much like to learn Gaelic or "standard Irish" even if I only use it when I go visit Ireland.

4 years ago