My native language is Faroese, and I want to contribute, if people would like to learn. Please upvote this and or comment if you are interested! If enough people are, I will apply to contribute!
I'd love to learn Faroese :D I found an ebook of a course a while ago, but lost it and I haven't been able to get hold of a physical copy :/ But Faroese is so fun - it's like Icelandic, pronounced like Danish :P If you think you can do it, I'd recommend applying. The worst that'll happen is that you don't hear back from Duolingo, and the best case scenario means a new course on offer, heh. Go for it!
DID SOMEONE SAY FAROESE :D
I'd love to learn it! I hear it is the closest to Old Norse!
Oh interesting! I thought Icelandic was the closet? But is it Faroese? :D
Icelandic is the closer.
ON - Icelandic - Faroese:
Þat - það - tað
Þú - þú - tú
Ey - ey - oyggj
Dagr - dagur (pronounced “dag oor”) - dagur (pronounced “da voor”)
to give a few examples.
Icelandic is actually closer to ON than Faroese, which is rather conservative as well but not that much.
Thanks for the insight! I remember I was looking up pictures of houses in Reykjavík and they are so cute with blue roofs and red roofs!! ^_^
Definitely not in speech, but I believe that it's not that difficult to understand when written because both tried to use an etymological orthography.
Yes please. I'd quite like it if both Faroese and Icelandic were to join the incubator sometime soon; maybe replacing the newly-completed Russian course or the nearly-completed Polish and Hungarian courses.
Yes, I'm interested to learn Faroese, since I want to learn all Nordic languages (as a Swede I also understand Norwegian and Danish very well and partly Faorese and Icelandic already). I did the whole Faroese course on Memrise but it was too short course, so there were not many words to learn. Learning Faroese would help me to sing Ormurin Langi. ;)
Definitely interested! I was wondering if either Icelandic or Faroese could make it to Duolingo. So far the whole thing seems not so successful, but I think if the interested people stay interested and more and more people learn about the possibility of having these course we could achieve it! :)
Icelandic would have a bigger chance then. There are roughly 300 000 Icelandic speakers while there are 50 000 Faroese speakers.
Maybe Duolingo could view it as helping to preserve a smaller, lesser-known language.
Or to make learning ressource of that language accessible in the first place. Getting ahold of textbooks on Icelandic was a pain already. Haven't checked for Faroese but I can imagine how that would go.
Yes, true. But keep in mind that Klingon and Esperanto technically have no Speakers and are yet in developement ;)
I don't see what is so odd about it. I am a native English speaker but I study English at college.
Ver heil kona Óðins! Ek læri norrœnu ok íslensku ok noregsmálit. Þat sé gott mjǫk at þú kannt frœða málit Færeyja hér á Duolingo. Ert þú heiðin kona?
I think you should apply anyway, it's difficult enough to find native speakers of Faroese. Good luck :)
If you are able do do it, I definitely think you should. Small languages need all the exposure they can get.
Surely there should be enough native enthusiasm to form a small team, and later to engage the Faroese community in the beta.
Think about it. The fame! Lovers at your feet! You may even get a page in Vikublaðið!
I would love to have a course for Faroese here on Duolingo. Are there more native speakers who could contribute? As far as I know it is usually at least a team of 3 or 4 people.
What I would give to learn this language; I am half Faroese, but I live in Canada. Been trying out Norwegian and Danish to prepare myself for Faroese.
Here's a good online text-book for learning Faroese while you wait :
And the audio-book to go with it :
Thanks for this, since i feel it will ne forever til the course is made. I hope i am wrong
I would absolutely love it if you applied to create a Faroese course. I have recently grown quite fond of the Faroe Islands and their language. I've been mainly studying Norwegian and Icelandic on my own time for a while and I found out that Faroese is very similar to Icelandic especially so knowing a lot of Icelandic grammar and vocabulary would help me learn Faroese easily. I love the sound of the Faroese language which is what prompted me to explain learning the language. It's been difficult to find good Faroese language learning resources, so you making a course would drastically help. I would love to travel to the Faroe Islands and being able to speak some Faroese would be amazing. I plan on doing a foreign exchange to Norway for my junior year of high school, so while I'm over there, I'd like to stop at the Faroe Islands over time off from school in Norway, so the sooner you would be able to create a Faroese course the better. (Not trying to rush you in any way though.) Overall, I, and many others, would greatly love and appreciate it if you were to create a Faroese course on Duolingo. To you, Thank you, and to everyone else, pass on the message to other language learners to recommend a Faroese course be created. Thank you.
Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
Faroese and Icelandic would be great additions, as they'd be the last two living North Germanic languages that still need to be added to DuoLingo. They both retain much similarity to Old Norse, from what I've heard.
If anyone wants Faroese music, here's some.
I'd love to learn faroese, sadly i've got just a tiny 'survive words book'
I would love to learn Faroese. Actually, I would love to move to the Faroe Islands to be honest :)
I am interested in languages descended from Old Norse! Faroese is supposed to be the 2nd closest living descendant!
I applied to contribute a while back, but never got a reply. Maybe if we find enough people to do it together? I just applied with one other person, who is a native english speaker, who has learned faroese.
I absolutely would love to learn Faroese! If I may make a recommendation, perhaps contact the University of the Faroe Islands in Torshavn, or even the Faroese Government. Occasionally, governments of relatively unknown languages want their language on a large platform to generate interest in their country.
Faroese should definitely be on here. I would love to learn this language! :)
Eg royni at læra føroyskt, og eg dugi føroyskt ikki gott ( men eg sklilji eitt sindur ). I would love to see a Faroese course come into fruition here on Doulingo!
absoluely, i love how Faroese sounds, is my favorite of the germanic languages. i've loved the language ever since i heard Éivor singing in it.
Yes, please! It's the most beautiful language of the planet and there are practically no textbooks available. :/
Faroese should be added as well as Icelandic. These and other smaller languages deserve their place on DuoLingo.
I would love this so much. I love Faroese folk music (kvæði) and would love to understand the words. I feel like I am missing out on so much because I can't understand when that's most of the point.
Would love Faroese, an amazing language that was for so long under attack from Danish. It's a real link back to Old Norse.
I would also love the learn it. got some online resources but a duolingo course would be an awesome element to add to that!
dear odinswife, hallo! i am (navn) maria from belgium and would like to come for walks next year, so yes i would like to learn a little, thanks faroe much!
How many people are really interested in Faroese? And are there some spaces onlime to use it? Looks like a vey interesting, but small language