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Who wants to learn Yiddish?

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Yiddish: Spoken by about 1.5 people around the world(mostly in Ukraine, Israel, United States, Argentina, Australia, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Russia, Poland, Germany, Moldova, Romania, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia and Hungary) has a lot of Ancient German influence but also has Slavic influence , interesting right? and there's more! It's written in Hebrew, this interesting language is not in duolingo yet, but now I'm getting ready to teach this wonderful language! It's an ancient language too! (Click here if you want to watch a great video about learning Yiddish)

<h1>GO YIDDISH!</h1>
2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
finndj
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Well, Yiddish is already in the incubator, but you can apply to contribute!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
PolyglotCiro
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I've heard they gave up and abandoned it. Estimated Completion Date for the Yiddish course: August 1, 2024

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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"wanna" is short for "want to", but I think it has to be "who wants to...."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
gabzerbinatoEng
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"1.5 persons". Alleged C2 level in English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724
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..oh come on, even full native speakers completely omit words on accident from time to time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
gabzerbinatoEng
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Of course, I get that and I wouldn't be so annoying of pointing out tiny mistakes of people's posts. I only did this because the user claims to have a C2 level in English, something very difficult to have, even for many native speakers. And by my personal experience with English tests for the CEFR, and the user's age and previous posts, I can say they definitely don't have a C2 level.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724
frankenstein724
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even so, your scoff at the C2 claim was specifically based on a mistake that one could make in their own native language, and not be scoffed at. No one says "Oh yeah, in this language I'm pretty sure I don't need to say 'million' (or thousand, or whatever), that's just in -my- language".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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Actually my scoff was not based on whether it is the person's native language or not, but on just one factor, a C2 level claim. Explaining my thought very easily:

  • If someone has English as their mother tongue, they won't be claiming high CEFR levels around. Just because they don't really need to, and because it's their native language. On the other hand, if English is not one's native language, it is implied that they have studied it (in the vast majority of cases), and then we should use CEFR to rank their knowledge.

  • That's perfectly fine, I, for myself, have studied English for a long time. But some people who study English as a foreign language either want to give the impression that they have more knowledge than they truly have, or just don't understand the CEFR ranking. Probably a mix of those two reason, with the user's age added, made them claim a level of high proficiency in English.

So, to clarify my point of view further, even if you are a native speaker and you claim a C2 level (which would come with time for a native speaker quite naturally), and you made that mistake, I would point it out. Because if you do have the level you're claiming, I'm pretty sure that mistake wouldn't be there at all.

Fortunately, the user deleted both their false C2 claims from there profile (Spanish and English).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724
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I understand your point of view, and I understand that the user was probably full of it... but accidentally omitting a content word (as opposed to a functional one) is not indicative of one's grasp on the language. We all try to type fast and then don't realize that we've completely left off a word, or maybe typed the same word more than once.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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I want to learn Yiddish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pure.Angel

OOH! I WANNA LEARN!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timetraveller13

Considering I'm learning German, and am planning on undertaking Hebrew, I'd be lying if I said I had never considered trying Yiddish as well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/am_er
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spoken by 1.5 people ?

2 years ago