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Will there ever be immersion for Irish?

I know it's unlikely since there isn't much demand for Irish like other languages but surely the Irish government or the GAA, etc could have documents that require cheap translation.

2 years ago

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The immersion feature was one of the original defining features of the site, it might seem strange that they want to phase it out, especially because it was also part of the business plan....

However!

I think it might simply be that it turned out not to work as well as hoped. Almost every other day people were arguing about having their translations overwritten, morons were translating articles with google translate in order to make themselves feel great, and then some weird drama with EU copyright law... stupid as it may be, try actually reasoning with any government using just basic common sense, you wont be able to, it is one of the fundamental laws of physics that says it is impossible under any circumstance....

It isn't technically difficult for them to add an immersion section, to any of the languages offered. The problem is, that the feature itself turned out to be more hassle than it is worth for the actual benefit provided. I mean think about it: you don't need Duolingo to immerse yourself in any language, you can just use the internet, raw and unfiltered, and you will get the same thing. You can just find Irish stuff off the internet and it will be the same benefit to you as if you had found it here.

What Duo was trying to do, was try and make some good from your efforts, so that people could contribute something to society at the same time as improving themselves - but because the world is a miserable and pointless place that hates anything new and interesting, the experiment backfired.

Um, nothing else to say really. I think I'll have another drink.

Have a nice day, I guess.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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I am given to understand that there won't be immersion for anything that doesn't already have it. So no. It's a shame, but there we go.

2 years ago