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New Languages?

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How many new languages will there be (not including those in the incubator)? And is there some type of list for the number of languages that are allowed in the incubator? I hear some languages are being developed like Afrikaans, Japanese, Mandarin, Finnish, etc.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dr_Patriot

Nobody knows how many courses in total Duo wants to make. Maybe they'll never stop adding them.

I think that right now Duolingo is at full capacity for courses in development. (Unless they've been secretly capable of developing more courses) I don't think Duo has ever been public about bandwidth or their capacity.

Right now the languages you've mentionned aren't in the incubator. But there are two courses in development for English speakers that are kind of secret. Greek and Yiddish. They're in the incubator but they have no icon on the main languages page.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool
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In theory, there is no limit to how many languages will be added. But no one really knows the capacity of DuoLingo at the moment. Plus, they need volunteers who speak both languages fluently.

It's a pity that DL refuses to accept donations. I bet a kickstarter for Japanese or Arabic would bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in no-time.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iron_bun
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Luis is on record saying they will produce a Latin course and therefore I would expect Ancient Greek to be on the list.

Based on Spanish -> Guarani, I would also expect a stack of Spanish/Portuguese <-> South American native languages and English (and French?) <-> North American native languages to be on the ToDo list. English -> Scottish Gaelic, etc. for other countries around the world.

I think we'll keep English as the centre of the Duo universe so if you can find a speaker of anything and English then you'd probably get a serious review at the incubator application. After that I expect political trends to be accounted for. E.g. there is a large Turkish population in Germany so we have a Turkish -> German course.

I don't think they'll try to chase down the full mesh, so you won't have courses from every language to every other. Better to have fewer, better courses than hundreds of less thoroughly tested ones. If you speak Thai and what to learn Quechua then you'll likely have to ladder via English or Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrianPalaszewski

I would really be interested if they released information about plans for more languages, even if it was just an announcement like: "We plan to introduce 2 new courses per year," or something of that nature. As far as the developing ones, I am still waiting on Polish, but I would love a Japanese for English only because I have trouble with Asian languages, and that would be the most interesting one, in my opinion.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/conradsteenkamp

Afrikaans, the most modern of all languages, but with as many as 10 million speakers (counting non-mother tongue second language speakers as well), about the same as Catelan. How do we get this language in the pipeline?

2 years ago
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