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Progress with Farsi/Persian?

Having read the forum, and elsewhere on the internet, Farsi/Persian has been among the popular language requests for some years now.

Are there any Farsi-English speakers who would be willing to contribute to Phase I of the course via the Incubator?

And, more generally, is there still sufficient demand for Farsi? I would contribute if I could but my Farsi is nowhere near good enough at present...

Happy 2016, Duolinguists.

Danwell

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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It is a language of high demand so MaeeSafaee and bunch of other Farsi/Persian speakers are creating an amazing "Basic Farsi" course in a similar style to Duolingo on Memrise :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danwell

Thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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No problem, good luck with your future application ^^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danwell

For anyone interested in Farsi, I have started the course above and I highly recommend it! It is very good!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

There is demand for a lot of languages, including Farsi. But they do need more contributors and Arabic will probably come first. Duolingo needs to figure out how they will handle teaching the Arabic script

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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It's just like they figured it out with the Cyrillic alphabet.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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not exactly. unlike Cyrillic (or Hebrew), Arabic script uses different characters to represent the sound based on its position in the word, ie. initial, medial, final and stand-alone. it's still easier than Chinese, but also a bit more complicated than Cyrillic.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

Mongolian is the same way. It is difficult but it can be taught. Duolingo's team is just trying to figure out the best way to implement it I am sure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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of course it can be done eventually, I'm merely suggesting that 'just like the Cyrillic' is not really an accurate comparison. ;) I too would like to see Farsi here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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I know about it. Instead of X characters, they just have to teach 3X characters then. And the Arabic script is not so complicated because of this due to the fact the often one position of the letter resembles the others.

2 years ago