New Language Suggestions
I personally want to know many other languages, but I need YOUR help! The more comments of languages you want on here (duolingo), the more likely it will be noticed.
I want to learn Ga the language spoken in (southeast) Ghana. What languages do you want added?
daymx1 I do not think this is the best place to question why people want to learn languages. It is not all about big powerful languages of economically strong countries. Languages and culture are more than that.
Latin Sumerian Akkadian Old Norse Piemontese Venetian Occitan Basque Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic Ræto-romance Ladino Corsican Napolitan Sicilian Arpitan Hettitie Avestan Sanskrit Berber Coptic Old Egyptian Gothic Bavarian Schwyzerdeutsch Normand Elfdalian South samic Navajo Apache Greenlandic et cetera
I think you just about covered it all there. Still, a few commas though, could help me count all the languages you've got there on your wish list. Samic, is that the language of the Sami people in Sweden?
:) It was just a few examples, I have a lot more on my wish list:)
Yes, Saami people live in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, they speak several highly different samic languages, most of them extremely endangered, or already extinct.
Do you have any reason for learning Samic? My grandmother's people were from the part of Sweden that the Sami were from, funny thing is she never referred to them as Sami, she called them something different.
Maybe she called them 'lapp'.
My maternal grandfather, and that lineage for 400 years, lived in the area were south samic was originally spoken long time ago.
But also because it is an interesting people.
That's right, she called them lapplanders, haha...are you from Sweden then?
For English speakers: Hawaiian, Scots, Latin.
For Spanish speakers: Basque, Galician, Occitan.
For French speakers: Basque, Occitan.
For Portuguese speakers: Tupi (Nheengatu), Mirandese, Galician.
Oh, OK. I hope you're able to study on DL some future day. I'm glad there are people interested in Occitan. I was also very interested in it so I ended up studying it ;)
And Mirandese you say? But, isn't it, like, a dialect of Asturian?
Yes, it is considered a dialect of Asturian by many people, but I would like to see this version here: Asturian (Mirandese) for Portuguese speakers. It is the 2nd official language in Portugal and even being a dialect of Asturian, its accent is totally different from the "Standard Asturian" spoken in Asturias. The phonology is almost the same of the European Portuguese's. Also its ortography is different.
Oh, OK. It's oficial in Portugal? I had no idea! Are there people that could contribute with the course on DL? It's such a minority language it'd be surprised if there were any here on DL.
Yeah, I would be surprised too. It is spoken by like 15.000 speakers. But there are people who are interested in create the course:
The hard thing is to find someone who speak it and could start and contribute for the course in the Incubator. Also, Duolingo would have to accept it and all these things...
Sim, é difícil, não tem muitas pessoas que o falam...
Você é do Brasil ou do Portugal, não é verdade? Meu português não é muito bom, mas tento do falar sempre que posso, desculpe os meus erros :)
Você fala português muito bem! Sou do Brasil, sim! no momento estou tentando aprender catalão. El català és una de les llengues que més m'agraden! Tu ets de Catalunya o d'algun dels Països Catalans? M'agradaria molt anar a Barcelona...
Obrigado! Tu també parles el català molt bé :) Doncs sí, sóc de Catalunya, com ho has endevinat? Concretament visc a Barcelona. No dubtis mai en venir algun dia, els catalans et rebrem com un rei parlant tu català!
Eu conheço muitos falantes de português, mais não tive a ocasião para ir para Portugal ou Brasil (primeiro vou tentar de ir para Portugal, que o tenho mais próximo XD, mas depois tenho de ir para Brasil!).
Lol why do you want to learn Ga? But anyways I'd love to see Arabic (the Egyptian variant, it's the most understood form of Arabic, and 80+ million people speak it) for English speakers, maybe Korean, Japanese and possibly Latin for English speakers. I might want to see Chinese but I wouldn't even try to learn it. I'd also like to see English for other languages like Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovenian and so on.
Assyrian for English Speakers
Assyrian for Arabic Speakers
Assyrian neo-Aramaic is a living language spoken by circa 300,000 people worldwide, however the population of Assyrian people around the world is circa 3,000,000. These people are facing genocide in their homeland (Iraq and Syria regions) due to Extremism. Duolingo could help save it.
ASTURIAN for Spanish speakers (and Asturian for English speakers after): I would be delighted to contribute to it. I am a native speaker, have studied it at school and done advanced courses that are available. I have a degree in Spanish Language and I am teaching Spanish as a second language at the moment. I have also done some works about the local features of my area. I am pretty sure that the ALLA (Academy of Asturian Language) would offer its help. The University of Uviéu/Oviedo might be interested and could offer support. More committed volunteers would show up, including relevant associations such as Iniciative for Asturian and Xunta pola Defensa de la Llingua Asturiana. The language is in severe danger, being here would be great for its survival. We only need it to be activated and we start to work hard. Please vote to give us the chance to work on it.
I would love to learn Latin and Avestan! I'm also considering learning Farsi if I can find good learning resources.
I am new to the party but Mandarin Mandarin Mandarin!!!! my friend Hong comes from China and speaks it and she is teaching me a few things but I wish to learn more and surprise her
It would be wonderful if there was an arpitan course (franco-provençal)! I fell in love with this language at first sight. It is the perfect mixture of Italian and French (both of which I am learning on Doulingo already). It is so beautiful and it combines the beauty of Italian and French vocabulary yet the accent is much easier and more natural sounding to english speakers than that of French. I would be so happy if this course became a reality!