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would love the option of gaelic.

you have such a great program and not that many people offer this dying language.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/idshanks
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This very thing is what the incubator is for. If people put forward their skills to create a course for Gaelic, it'll become available eventually. I certainly hope it happens too, since I'm Scottish and with mostly Irish blood, I'd love to have courses for both Irish and Scottish Gaelic. If you want to ask anyone for the option, though, you need to ask people with knowledge of the language(s) who can volunteer their time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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Cymraeg canu mewn stadiwm rygbi yn un o'r pethau mwyaf prydferth yn y byd .

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie2014a

As a natve Irish speaker, I think it would be great to see Irish on this site too and why not Scottish and Manx while we are at it.! I promise not to even question which flag should be used but of course someone could always make up an icon including them all :).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patbo
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Are you going to apply in the incubator to help with an Irish course as soon as any target language will be allowed? I guess we need the help of a few native speakers to make it happen.

I would absolutely love seeing an English -> Irish course.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie2014a

Not I, patbo. I am far too busy to do so. I do a lot of helping out on an ad-hoc basis but I can't commit to any projects.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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Gwlad heb iaith,gwlad heb enaid

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katydid
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I'd love to see courses for all the main Celtic languages, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. It would be a fantastic way to help preserve those languages and I'm sure there would be a demand for it too, since kids in those countries generally learn at least the basics of the languages at school. I speak Welsh reasonably well but unfortunately not fluently enough to be of much help with the incubator. :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie2014a

Hi Katydid, I agree with you even if I'd extend that wish to Manx, Breton etc. Did you learn your Welsh in school or at home? Now you also have me wondering 'What Katy did next...'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katydid
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Oh I agree, Manx, Breton and Cornish would be great as well! I learned Welsh at home, as my mother's Welsh-speaking (I didn't go to school in Wales). Technically I'm a native speaker, but since I don't speak it regularly I'm not as fluent as I'd like to be. What Katy did next depends on what languages Duolingo comes up with next, I suppose. :D I'd love to learn Irish though, especially given its similarity to Welsh.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie2014a

I've found that to me Welsh is more significantly different to Irish than Scottish, it being more Celtic than Gaelic and 'corrupted' a lot by Roman influences.. All those strange sounding double Ls and Ws are unheard of an unseen in Irish and Scottish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katydid
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Interesting, yes I suppose Irish would be less similar to Welsh than Breton or Cornish, with them having descended from different linguistic branches (if I'm remembering correctly!). I have noticed occasional similarities in the few Irish words/phrases I've seen, words like 'house' (tŷ), year (blwyddyn), big (mawr). Irish apparently also has mutations, as Welsh does, so that would be familiar at least. I should probably have said I wanted to learn Irish to find out how similar/different the two languages are!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Find someone who speaks Gaelic to start working on the incubator.

4 years ago