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Basque

Sorry if this is a repeated question on the forums but is there any plans for a Basque course ? I would love that for Spanish speakers.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jdenney99
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There is no official course or plans to make one as of yet. However, I know Alec737 posts lessons periodically. Also, I've been using an online course at http://www.hiru.com/e-ikasi/idiomas/ikasten to teach myself, using supplemental books and Memrise courses as well. Hope this helps!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/enidkeaner
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I'm not a Spanish speaker, but I'd love a Basque course. I've always been fascinated with the language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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I so want a basque course. I would be fine with it for Spanish, French or English speakers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olbapz
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https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7674974

Don't forget to like this discussion stream, it's fairly new, but more comprehensive with a ton of comments. The more likes it gets, obviously it gets more attention this way, and will likely aid any progress in a basque course. To be sure, a basque course would be great for duolingo and duolingo would be great for basque. I think certain languages lend themselves very well to a more natural gamification approach, by learning by doing, like for example Turkish, whereas some languages are just more monotonous on duolingo because of their inherit linguistic traits, like for example French. In the case of French, eventually the grammar is set and it's just a matter of acquiring more vocabulary, which duolingo is okay for, but I might as well read a French news article or do some input to be more familiar with vocabulary that will take me further in the language and be far more interesting than playing memorization games on Duolingo. Rather, basque, with its suffix endings and crazy grammar would be INCREDIBLE on Duolingo, because as you add more nouns you often will still have to reinforce the other aspects of the language that are far more dynamic than say French. French maybe altering a word here or there when it is plural, although necessary but still this gets monotonous after a while on Duo, whereas Basque has all those suffix endings and absolute craziness that would truly take advantage of Duos approach to learning the language. Probably result in crazy headaches but language headaches are great, they hurt soo good!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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None just yet, but if you want to see up and coming courses, go to: https://www.duolingo.com/courses

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olbapz
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And if you are really obsessed, then you begin to look here:

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/eu/es/status

or here

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/eu/en/status

because they will enter the incubator and begin informing via these status pages how things are going well before they get course icon and go into the courses page.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salapls
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Here is a brief grammar from the University of Basque Country, IN ENGLISH, which is good. The most complete information of basque is, unfortunately, in basque and for native speakers (euskaldunak).

Hemen Euskal Herriko Unibertsitateko euskal gramatika laburra dago, INGLESEZ, ona dena. Euskarazko argibide beteena, zorigaitzez, euskaraz eta euskaldunentzat da.

http://www.ehu.eus/documents/2430735/0/A-brief-grammar-of-euskara.pdf

2 years ago
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