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

Faroese!

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!

November 4, 2015

88 Comments


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

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!

November 5, 2015

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

DID SOMEONE SAY FAROESE :D

I'd love to learn it! I hear it is the closest to Old Norse!

November 4, 2015

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

Oh interesting! I thought Icelandic was the closet? But is it Faroese? :D

November 6, 2015

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

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.

January 18, 2017

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

Icelandic is actually closer to ON than Faroese, which is rather conservative as well but not that much.

November 6, 2015

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

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!! ^_^

November 6, 2015

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

Are Icelandic and Faroese mutually intelligible?

November 14, 2015

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

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.

November 15, 2015

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

We need the complete Scandinavian set with Icelandic and Faroese!

October 23, 2016

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

And Gutnish!

September 18, 2019

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

I would love to learn Faroese! The Faroe Islands are gorgeous!

November 4, 2015

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

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.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachael.cr3

Um, YES. I'm in if you manage to get this started.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

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. ;)

April 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy585

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! :)

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

Icelandic would have a bigger chance then. There are roughly 300 000 Icelandic speakers while there are 50 000 Faroese speakers.

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelSimpson16

Maybe Duolingo could view it as helping to preserve a smaller, lesser-known language.

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy585

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.

February 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

Elfdalian would be a first choice then.

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy585

Yes, true. But keep in mind that Klingon and Esperanto technically have no Speakers and are yet in developement ;)

February 2, 2017

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

But it's says on you profile that you are studying Faroese.

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Day_1

I don't see what is so odd about it. I am a native English speaker but I study English at college.

November 5, 2015

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

It's right!

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bluelight99

I'd Love to see Icelandic and Faroese!

May 28, 2016

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

I would love to see Faroese for English speakers!

June 25, 2016

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

Apply!

November 5, 2015

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

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 :)

November 5, 2015

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

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!

November 5, 2015

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

YES YES YES. I gave you a lingot, please do it! It´s the next language I would like to learn the most! There's a subreddit over on reddit for Faroese, and I think there are possibly people there who might also want to. https://www.reddit.com/r/Faroese/

April 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dan.ger

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.

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ch33rChica

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.

March 7, 2017

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

Here's a good online text-book for learning Faroese while you wait :

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z7mcoZscczMzNjMjZjOTItMTRjNC00MGE4LTliMGYtOTNkZmYyNTFjOGJj/edit

And the audio-book to go with it :

http://www.stidin.fo/FaroeseCourse/

August 21, 2017

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

10 lingots for you <3

December 23, 2018

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

Thanks for this, since i feel it will ne forever til the course is made. I hope i am wrong

September 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EuroLinguist009

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.

March 1, 2019

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

I wanna learn faroese, its very interesting. Please apply

November 5, 2015

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    Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!

    November 6, 2015

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

    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.

    April 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PWcorgi
    June 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotCiro
    <h1>GOOD LUCK!</h1>
    November 4, 2015

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

    Awwww yiiiiissss! Bring it on, I'm so excited even for the idea! xD

    May 5, 2016

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

    i want to learn Faroese!

    May 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeresaAlle5

    I'd love to learn faroese, sadly i've got just a tiny 'survive words book'

    October 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patryczek20

    More than yes!

    October 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelSimpson16

    I would love to learn Faroese. Actually, I would love to move to the Faroe Islands to be honest :)

    November 19, 2016

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

    I would defiantly take the Faroese course!!!

    January 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nieve9

    I would like to learn Faroese

    January 14, 2017

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

    I am interested in languages descended from Old Norse! Faroese is supposed to be the 2nd closest living descendant!

    July 7, 2017

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

    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.

    July 13, 2017

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

    Tú tosar føroyskt?

    August 21, 2017

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

    Ja, føroyskt er mítt móðurmál

    August 26, 2017

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

    Tað er spennandi! Eg royni at læra føryskt við hetta bókin. Eg dugi føroyskt ikki so gott. Men eg læri.

    Sorry for my bad Faroese, I haven't been learning for that long, nor have I studied that much. Once I'm done with German, I plan on studying Faroese more seriously.

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isaac.toth

    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.

    August 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RKD970973

    Faroese should definitely be on here. I would love to learn this language! :)

    August 20, 2017

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

    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!

    August 21, 2017

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

    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.

    August 28, 2017

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

    Yes, please! It's the most beautiful language of the planet and there are practically no textbooks available. :/

    September 25, 2017

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

    I vote for Faroese!

    January 11, 2018

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

    Faroese should be added as well as Icelandic. These and other smaller languages deserve their place on DuoLingo.

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laura825551

    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.

    February 4, 2018

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

    It's not much, but this online course teaches you some basic Faroese to survive (also with short videos). A bigger course is about to come apparently.

    https://faroeseonline.com/course/Bjargni

    February 4, 2018

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

    Would love Faroese, an amazing language that was for so long under attack from Danish. It's a real link back to Old Norse.

    July 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeriJoensen73

    I'd love to contribute as well.

    May 9, 2019

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

    faroese would be interesting

    June 4, 2016

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

    YES.

    July 4, 2016

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

    YA

    January 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sasha01198

    I would also love the learn it. got some online resources but a duolingo course would be an awesome element to add to that!

    February 5, 2017

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

    I would really like to learn faroese

    February 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maria875157

    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!

    February 28, 2017

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

    please please please please

    March 20, 2017

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

    Yes I would like Faroese I upvote this

    May 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BAtonal5

    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

    July 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bella1549D

    Faroese would be so cool :)

    July 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaMaurer5

    Yes please!

    November 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Funkel

    Please do this!!

    November 7, 2017

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

    I'm interested! A lot! :)

    February 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guillaume2592

    Have my vote !

    February 21, 2018

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

    That would be amazing

    May 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucas990481

    I DESPERATELY want too!!!

    August 5, 2018

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

    I'm interested ! Really

    December 3, 2018

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

    Definitely YES <3

    December 23, 2018

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

    Up!

    June 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jemika168

    I would love to study Faroese, have my vote.

    July 8, 2019

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

    I'm interested too! :D

    July 15, 2019

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

    Please do

    August 5, 2019

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

    I support a Faroese course!

    August 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_.ha_n_n_ah._

    This would be great :D

    August 12, 2019

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

    Please create a Farose course! I want to learn this language badly, I want to move there one day and would love to have a grasp on the language first.

    September 17, 2019
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